April 13, 1996
Those two clods who commented on the death of umpire John McSherry in last week's Viewpoint must not have experienced any tragedy in their lives. I guess in their cretinous minds, any time an overweight person dies, it means they deserved it. Never mind the feelings of loved ones. I guess all of us with imperfections or differences are deemed expendable. That "logic" sounds familiar. Wasn't it espoused in "Mein Kampf"? RODNEY K. BOSWELL Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1987
The media cover-up of President Reagan's behavior has always been apparent. If one listens to and watches his speeches, it is obvious that he is less than brilliant but the instant analysis gives one the impression that "they" and "you" were watching different people--one doddering, the other wonderful. I have wanted, for some time, to write a " J'accuse " to the media but it will have to wait for more time. However, I do not share Ellen Goodman's protective feelings toward this "favorite grandfather" (Editorial Pages, June 17)
September 24, 2001 |
David Whitley of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel says People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is "at it again." "PETA says fishing is cruel and unusual punishment," he explains. "Not for the fishermen getting sunburned and [vomiting] on charter boats. It's cruel to the fish. After all this time, it seems bass have feelings too. "'Imagine reaching for an apple on a tree and having your hand suddenly impaled by a metal hook ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 |
Thirty-three-year-old Avi Odeni once had a career in the fast-paced world of network news in New York City. But he gave it all up for a much different life in California, where, in a little shop near the beach, he is surrounded by crystals and gemstones, which he says provide protection, joy, happiness, healing and a variety of other benefits. Times staff writer Leslie Wolf interviewed Odeni at the Crystal Gallery in Solana Beach, and Vince Compagnone photographed him. When I was a child in Israel, I grew up fast because of all the wars and tension.
June 22, 2010 |
In 1965, historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. published his now-classic tribute to John F. Kennedy. "A Thousand Days" recounted the triumphs and tragedies of Kennedy's brief presidency, but the book was primarily an exploration of his character, which Schlesinger summed up with a single word: cool. "Cool" was an emotional style, emphasizing detachment and self-control. A cool person had feelings, of course, but he didn't wear them on his sleeve. Instead, he drew a firm line between his inner and outer worlds.
January 14, 2010
Dear Amy: I am a 16-year-old girl. My mother and her sister, "Ruth," often have little skirmishes. My mother's side of the family is a dramatic bunch. Drinking runs in the family, and Aunt Ruth is a chronic offender. This is one thing she and my mother clash about. Over the past couple of years, Ruth has made a point of approaching me, claiming she wants to "talk" about my mother. She wants to gripe about my mother's behavior and expects me to back her up. My mom and I have had a few very rocky patches in our relationship, but we have worked things out. Ruth, however, seems to think that she and I should battle together against what she seems to think is a common enemy.