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Just time for one quick email this morning. (We'll have more next week.)

From MNB reader Stephanie Steiner, who wanted to respond to the criticism that I write too much about certain companies and not enough about others:

I find it comical that people want to complain that there is too much news about Amazon (or Walmart) in MorningNewsBeat, and I’m glad you took the time to explain that nearly every retailer is competing with them.  If they don’t realize they are, I would hope they at least realize they are competing with a retailer which is reacting to one (or both) of those companies.  I think some individuals expect to see “too much” about those companies, and as soon as they see any information about either, they miss the information about your favorite staff member at the dry cleaner, or the innovations at the doughnut shop, or what Chelsea has to say about removing human connection (or getting way too reliant on generalizations).

But more importantly, let’s make this all about me and what I want.  You talk too much about baseball.  I don’t want to read any more about baseball, never mind any important lessons that might be included. I’m a soccer girl. Whenever you write about baseball it irks me to a level that causes me to miss anything else you have written. I hold you accountable. “Alexa! Oops, I mean Kevin! Write about professional soccer!”

I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint you on this, since I don't know a scissor-kick from a wall-pass. Though maybe I can ask Alexa to educate me...

(I just did. Alexa had no idea. Guess I'll have to rely on an old-fashioned source of information. Like Google.)
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