September 14, 2008 |
When I heard that John McCain's running mate had children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig, I was floored. My reaction, like that of many of my acquaintances, was: Forget her views on religion, abortion, immigration or that bridge to nowhere, the American people are not going to let a person with children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig anywhere near that red button. The American people are too sensible for that, too traditional for that, too classy for that.
June 17, 1989 |
Pittosporum phillyraeoides Willow pittosporum Small evergreen tree with weeping form and fine texture The willow pittosporum is an odd sort of pittosporum, different from, and rarer than, the more familiar pittosporums: Victorian box, Queensland pittosporum, P. tobira , P. crassifolium . The word pittosporum means "sticky seeds," which happen to be one of the genus' characteristics: conspicuous yellow-orange berries....
May 25, 2003
Sonia Collazo's criticisms of lesbian relationships on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Calendar Letters, May 18) indicate a narrowly focused understanding of the series. Collazo is right to underscore the show's efforts to portray a loving, normal relationship between series regular Willow and her girlfriend, Tara. But Collazo does her cause a disservice in reacting in knee-jerk fashion to the killing of Tara last season "after sex." The poignancy of the sex scene only underscored the meaninglessness and randomness of Tara's death a few moments later.
April 30, 1989 |
KATHY MATTEA "Willow in the Wind." Mercury. . This record brims with homespun advice and lesson-filled allegories, like "You've gotta sing like you don't need the money" and "You don't choose love, love chooses you." Fortunately, Mattea, who opens for George Strait tonight at the Pacific Amphitheatre, sounds as if she's singing for more than just a paycheck. She treats the songs, most of which are about lives in transition, with the requisite humility and honesty so their simple charms are not inflated into stentorian Author's Messages.
May 18, 2003
Thanks for printing Lisa Rosen's article "The Kiss That Isn't Just a Kiss" (May 11). Her final statement really resonates with me: "For some, sex is fine, but love is controversial." This is the problem I see with lesbian portrayals on TV, especially this season when it has all been about two women having sex without any sort of relationship or love expressed. For example, in last season's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the Tara and Willow relationship was loving and committed. It was never played up for sweeps ratings and had many scenes of the two women talking and acting like any other couple.
February 21, 1988
Another Version of Our Love in Minnesota by Jay Parini We crossed the water over midnight waves, the two of us, revising once again, with Norway pines like pencils on the moon-white parchment, scribbling for our lives. I hauled our boat up on the bank beside a willow with its braids undone. We found each other, slowly, in the cabin dark; we reached like willow roots for water, more sweet water, trying to recall some version of our love lost in those woods a time before.