Several points arise:
- LTE's are an effective way to get your ideas out to the public (if you can get them published).
- LTE's have to be written and submitted very quickly in relation to the news item that triggers them.
- I probably wouldn't have noticed either of these articles had they not been sent to me by readers (L in Austin, J in Dallas--and thank you to both of them).
We are now in the waiting stage--waiting for a confirmation call that says that the paper(s) are interested in the letter, waiting for publication (if and when).