Letter: Thanks to Lin-Hom, Kunkel and Jerry Robinson for their skilled writing

To the editor:

I just want to take a minute to comment on your regular feature writers. Kyra-lin Hom never ceases to impress. Sometimes, I hate to confess, it seems to those of us who are a little older, that young people these days don't seem to know much! Kyra-lin is one of the best representatives of her generation that I know. Her articles are always substantive. She tackles a topic, researches it well and presents it excellently. She is a very good writer. Her discussion of gay marriage, when that issue was breaking, was one of the best I read. I am somewhat on one side of that issue but not with a totally closed mind. Her exposition was so well thought out that I cut the article out and saved it. It gave me a great deal to ponder. Her current article on e-readers vs. paper books is well researched and presented, another keeper.

One of these days, Mr Robinson, you'll lose her to the Times!

On the other end of the age spectrum, Georgie Bright Kunkel, who lives up to her middle name in more ways than one, also defies prejudice. As she charges Attila or just helps us know how to make life a little better by sharing her wisdom and experience, she demonstrates that aging doesn't have to be the scary thing it sometimes seems. Another excellent writer. Thanks, Georgie, for your Bright outlook!

And thanks to Jerry Robinson, too, for sharing his personal stories and local history. We are richer for that. When I read one of his stories, I think that the things I am struggling with right now will someday be humorous anecdotes in retrospect, and then life doesn't seem so bad.

Thank you all for your contributions to our community and our well-being.

Walter Marquardt,
Westwood

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