I saw so many other wonderful performances at Fringe, especially Brian Sanders' Junk, Plays and Players' double-billing, Leo, and others well reviewed by The Inquirer. Who says that Philly isn't a wonderful town?
Marcia Radbill, Philadelphia
At Sacred Heart Home, where our Dominican order has cared for patients with incurable cancer free of charge since 1930, we understand that decisions about end-of-life treatment, and the acceptance of a diagnosis and prognosis, are affected by so many variables. They include stage of disease, treatment type, patient's present condition, patient and family wishes, patient's fears, and more ("Too much care in final days?" Sept. 18). What is so necessary to remind ourselves of is that every person is worthy of care. This must be strong in our minds, so that the pendulum does not swing from treating too much, or inappropriately, to the practice of euthanasia.
Every person is in need of knowing he is loved and will be cared for until death. The assurance of loving care is the only real treatment for the anxiety of facing death.
Sister Marie Edward, Philadelphia
No Manolo Blahnik
I was engaged while reading about Radian Guaranty president Teresa Bazemore's experiences as a successful African American woman in business, but jolted by the article's "quick hits" items that detailed Bazemore's shoe-shopping habits and favorite snack ("Weathering a storm after reaching the top," Sept. 30)
That's not humanizing levity; that's insulting pandering. This accomplished leader with more of a story to tell was undercut with Miss America questions on her wardrobe. I don't think The Inquirer typically makes fashion disclosures about other business leaders (read: men) in its business-section articles.
Kim Andrews, Wynnewood
The Postal Service has to reinvent itself, so why not open at airports? Travelers with extra luggage might have it shipped, rather than pay extra airline fees. That could include souvenirs or extra clothes. It would be especially helpful for those returning home, and also would create jobs that can't be shipped overseas.
Maudood A. Bhatti, Philadelphia
Shame on Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ("Obamacare deserves a chance," Sept. 25). He wasted more than 20 hours of the Senate's time with vitriolic drivel. He had the audacity to read a bedtime story, Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. The narrator of that story says "Sam I am" a number of times. But Cruz deserves another label: "Sham I am."
Herman Axelrod, Blue Bell
Clearing the record
An editorial Sunday was incorrect in saying the city Department of Licenses and Inspections didn't inspect private demolition jobs prior to the Salvation Army collapse on June 5. The editorial also wrongly implied that neighbors are not currently notified when a demolition is due.
In Signe Wilkinson's Sunday cartoon on the Coatesville texting controversy, the label "coach" should have read "athletic director."