I found interest in a recent letter written by C.R. Waegner, to this newspaper, concerning the Imperial Valley Press' columnist, Bret Kofford, where he shared his opinion that Mr. Kofford had failed the "usefulness and interesting test."
While I agree in some aspects of his argument, I disagree with his analysis that Kofford's column is no more than filler. In order to meet this criterion, the column has to have some trivial value or substance to the subject being discussed. On the contrary, Kofford's writing does not possess the necessary requirements, or the specifications to grasp any outward appearance, and therefore retain the prerequisite for an object of social redeeming value.
With all forms of print media, the level of interest requires, no demands that the written story or the subject delineated must be newsworthy or engaging. Mr. Kofford's columns lack interest, usually are awkwardly written, or just plain off the wall, leaving the reader "Lost in Space."