Dear Facebook "Friends": Our mutual acquaintance died three years ago. Would you please stop wishing him a great birthday and saying that you hope to catch up with him over a beer next time you're in town? He is dead. If you're still wishing him well three years after he drank himself to death, maybe you need to redefine the word "friend." You could blame it on Facebook for making everyone forget what it was like to have regular face-to-face contact with people before you could use that word with any credibility, but then you'd be blaming software for your problems. And by the way, it was on his birthday that he was found dead. Ironic, huh?


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