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  • Comment on: 'R.E.M.’

    Posted 02/07/2012 07:48:53 EST

    The article claimed to present a list of the most depressing songs of all time. I guess time didn't start until the last third of the 20th century.

  • Comment on: Losing a slice of Bangor - The Boston Globe

    Posted 05/09/2011 01:00:34 EDT

    This reminisence about The Coffee Pot struck me as nothing more than a pot boiler.

  • Comment on: 'The dud pet'

    Posted 04/29/2011 05:40:24 EDT

    Reading this article made me glad to be a dog lover.

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    Posted 03/13/2011 04:37:35 EDT

    I am a Southern California boy who has lived in San Diego County most of my 58 years. I had never encountered the word "jimmie" for chocolate ice cream sprinkles until I read this article. I know that more »

  • Comment on: Dreamers and strivers welcome - The Boston Globe

    Posted 11/25/2010 03:00:19 EST

    I think that this is a great program. I know one Bangledeshi immigrant who came to the United States through this lottery. When I met him he had no family in the United States. He had no higher educat more »

  • Comment on: Ignorance of religion isn’t bliss - The Boston Globe

    Posted 10/18/2010 12:03:03 EDT

    Mr. Carroll wrote: "...the false dichotomy in Catholic theology between 'merely' symbolic and 'actual' presence of Jesus in the Eucharist." Then he wrote: 'To denigrate symbolic expression with adject more »

  • Comment on: '11 years later, a reporter turns the tables on a celebrity chef'

    Posted 08/11/2010 05:01:38 EDT

    This article really made me hungry. But as came to its conclusion, i had to wonder whether Ms. English's substitution of Greek yogurt for riccota cheese for her parfait was merely fortuitous or was fo more »

  • Comment on: 'This writer’

    Posted 08/09/2010 02:09:30 EDT

    Even more exciting to me is discovering a house which an author actually describes in one of his novels. In the mid-80s I was a graduate student in New York City. I shared an apartment with three othe more »

  • Comment on: '‘

    Posted 06/13/2010 02:48:12 EDT

    I lived and worked for three years in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I very much appreciated this article. The story of the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and all attening staff who go to Quito to help people suf more »

  • Comment on: Amid new glitz, an old humility in Moscow - The Boston Globe

    Posted 06/07/2010 03:59:38 EDT

    I very much enjoyed this essay. I was a student of Russian at Leningrad State University in 1976. I haven't visited the Soviet Union or Ruussia since. The essay was truthful and brought back fond memo more »

  • Comment on: 'Sea life and seabirds describe a little island'

    Posted 05/03/2010 12:39:58 EDT

    I enjoyed your story. Too bad you couldn't provide us more pictures: I would have loved seeing photos of the forest, the trail, and Seal Cove. Inasmuch as I enjoy looking at maps, I regret that your s more »

  • Comment on: 'A good meal, unexpected, in Carlsbad, Calif.'

    Posted 04/14/2010 01:04:51 EDT

    Well, my family has lived in the same house in Carlsbad since 1956. I would recommend Rancho Valencia which is my favorite eating establishment in San Diego County. It's in Rancho Santa Fe and about a more »

  • Comment on: 'Two coffee lovers, three coffee makers, and the brewing war of love'

    Posted 03/08/2010 11:09:40 EST

    I'm surprised that anyone would brew a pot of coffee, drink a cup or two, and then throw the rest away. Every other day I brew about a dozen cups of coffee in my stainless steel drip coffee pot that I more »

  • Comment on: 'Desert salt, desert wind'

    Posted 03/07/2010 12:00:56 EST

    I really enjoyed this story. Thanks for your tale of adventure. more »

  • Comment on: 'Overnight train’

    Posted 02/21/2010 12:25:31 EST

    I enjoyed the article very much. It sounds like a wonderful experience. I personally enjoy long distance bus travel. I think that it's an even better means of seeing the country go by. And you can bet more »

  • Comment on: Brown should seize the chance to be a uniter, not ‘Mr. 41’ - The Boston Globe

    Posted 02/20/2010 04:18:15 EST

    I had to stop and think when I read THE GLOBE's description of Senator Brown as "Mr. 41." I was born in San Diego and grew up there. Anyway, in Mexican culture the number "41" signifies that a guy is more »

  • Comment on: Read between bin Laden’s lies - The Boston Globe

    Posted 01/30/2010 09:58:36 EST

    It seems rather silly to me to crticize a person for posing a legitimate question. I would like to know whether an individual who worked for the C.I.A. as its expert on al-Qaeda knows Arabic. Such inf more »

  • Comment on: Read between bin Laden’s lies - The Boston Globe

    Posted 01/29/2010 08:57:46 EST

    If the C.I.A. didn't vet Ahmed Chalabi, it certainly gave his organization, the Iraqi National Congress, money. No one has yet corroborated here whether Michael Scheurer knows Arabic. He's supposed to more »

  • Comment on: Read between bin Laden’s lies - The Boston Globe

    Posted 01/29/2010 01:53:12 EST

    So, does anyone know whether Michael Scheurer knows Arabic? I do believe that at one time the C.I.A. vetted Chalabi as a good candidate for Iraqi leadership. And I think that we pretty much know now t more »

  • Comment on: Read between bin Laden’s lies - The Boston Globe

    Posted 01/29/2010 12:31:13 EST

    I've observed that Michael Scheuer's name has come up as an expert on Osama bin-Laden. can anyone explain how Scheurer developed this expertise? I looked up his biography on Wikopedia. He has a Ph.D. more »

  • Comment on: 'Mel Gibson: Love him or hate him, but you can’

    Posted 01/24/2010 12:51:57 EST

    I found movies like THE PATRIOT and BRAVEHEART (which i could not endure to the end) extremely anglophobic. I've never seen GALLIPOLI, but i can imagine that it's none too complimentary toward the Eng more »

  • Comment on: Brit Hume: Christians can be adulterers, too - The Boston Globe

    Posted 01/06/2010 06:02:48 EST

    Well said, BOSTON GLOBE.

    Unsolicited helpful hints are not especially helpful. I would describe them as meddlesome.

    more »

  • Comment on: In sober, measured remarks, Obama conveys strength - The Boston Globe

    Posted 12/30/2009 12:48:22 EST

    The internet is wonderful. I live in the northern part of San Diego County, California. I live in the same district that Republican Randy Cunningham allegedly represented before he got sent to prison more »

  • Comment on: To end war, bring back the draft - The Boston Globe

    Posted 12/10/2009 12:05:23 EST

    i think that it's an excellent idea. charlie rangel has raised in congress the idea of bringing back the draft. unfortunately the idea is 7 years too late. do you think g.w. bush could have convinced more »

  • Comment on: 'Declassification of secret documents to be delayed'

    Posted 11/29/2009 11:05:58 EST

    I liked Alan MacDonald's comment concerning the gradual subversion of our republican form of government over the past century. It reminded me of Gore Vidal's observation that we have been living under more »