I wanted to be encouraging. I wanted to be funny. I wanted to tell folks in no uncertain terms that it isn’t necessarily the case that every plane needs to make .001″ shavings, have a dead flat sole, and perfectly square sides.
What I didn’t want to do is disparage folks with substance abuse problems who’ve found help by banding together. No one has contacted me about this, but I deeply regret and apologize for this not that witty phrase. It was in poor taste, and I could have easily made my point some other way.