Dear Editor, Michael Ventura's last “Letters @ 3am” [March 30] touchingly described the agonizing deaths of thousands of American small towns. But these towns aren't just choked with bigotry because they're dying. They've been dying for decades, but from their very start, they've demanded straight, white, Christian neighbors who keep their women at home. Meanwhile, Marfa, Texas, and Taos, N.M., are doing fine as open-minded, tolerant cultural hubs. And small-towners are also quite free to follow their children to cities and suburbs.