November 23, 2003
Regarding David Colker's article "A Quest for the French Laundry" [Weekend Escape, Nov. 9]: How old is this guy, 12? I found the article focused on the nudity, not on the destination. His judgmental tone demonstrated only his lack of sophistication. For a travel writer, he is woefully provincial. I would have approached this travel experience as a learning opportunity and a chance to broaden my perspective. Grow up, David, and open your mind. Brian Blatchley Palm Desert
January 16, 1987 |
"To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday" at the Westminster Community Theatre is a haunting of sorts. Michael Brady's contemporary drama is about the pain and coping associated with the departure of a loved one. David, who recently lost his wife, Gillian, in a boating accident, has isolated himself and his daughter on an island off the Eastern Seaboard, having quit his professorship and abandoned New York and its societal demands to live by the beach.
September 30, 2000
The Kings' on-again, off-again captain, Rob Blake, cannot decide whether to wear the "C" on his jersey. We all know the "C" denotes Courage, not Complainer. Honor your Contract and end this Controversy. DAVID R. STERN Marina del Rey
December 14, 1986 |
When my husband, Bill, and I were thinking about another trip to Europe in our golden years, we decided I could use some help with Bill's wheelchair and driving in Europe. David, a UCLA student, worked for us part-time. He helped Bill, drove him to the office and fixed everything. He was strong, quick, resourceful and best of all, sunny. So we asked if he'd like to share our trip and give us a hand in Europe. He did a thumbs up, flashed a smile and suddenly the three of us were flying to France.
July 13, 2005 |
David and Rick Eckstein, Whitey's boys, dressed beside each other in the National League clubhouse; David in his St. Louis Cardinal road grays, Rick in his Washington National grays. They were trying to enjoy David's first All-Star game. The league and Manager Tony La Russa were gracious enough to allow Rick, a minor league hitting instructor in the N.Y.-Penn League, to share the time.