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The Villaj Idiut: Mined games

This is a story about obsession.

It is a story about anger and justice and revenge and righteousness and arrogance and hubris and criminality. It is all that. That is true.


Other Voices: On parking and parks

It is great to see discussions started regarding downtown parking/restriping and a proposed new downtown park. It’s a good way to help kick-start our downtown visioning process.

The various responses clearly indicate that we need to gain knowledge about such proposals before asserting whether or not such proposals have merit. For example, restriping downtown parking lots would offer multiple benefits:

A new start: A Piece of My Mind

I attended school for 17 formative years, so I usually think of my personal new year starting in September. The “Happy New Year” greeting in January seemed like a weak attempt to create a festivity amid the darkest time of the year, not related to when real new beginnings were happening.

Letters to the Editor

Accusation of atheism ‘mean-spirited’ bullying

May I remind William F. Moniz concerning his truly mean-spirited diatribe in the Dec. 21 Town Crier (“No sympathy for the politically correct”) that it may be that (to quote his exact words): “This is and always has been a Christian country,” but it must also be added that we have always been a country of immigrants who came “yearning to be free.”

Exercising that freedom is exactly what each one of us has been blessed to pursue.

No Shoes, Please: Healing massage

 

Twice a month, I get a massage from Josh, who activates a lot of healing in my body. But make no mistake: Josh is no spa date. In fact, his massages are pretty painful. He doesn’t smooth out the knots; he bludgeons them to death with inordinately strong, persistent hands. He breaks down everything: scar tissue, twisted muscles, rumpled ligaments – you name it, he will work at them with hardened fingers until previously frozen tissue becomes pliable and smooth.

A short checklist for 2017: Editorial

A new year brings a new start, and a new to-do list. We have some specific goals in mind for our local leaders:

• Los Altos Civic Center. Let’s get this problem solved once and for all. Whether or not it’s a scaled-down alternative in the wake of big plans residents emphatically voted down in 2015, most agree that the aging, sorry facilities currently at Hillview must go. The city council should tackle this issue head-on in 2017.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t be offended by ‘Christmas’

The letter “Focus on Christmas excludes non-Christians” (Dec. 14) got me thinking that either political correctness has gone too far or that some people are just so easily offended.

I am an atheist and my wife is agnostic – she hasn’t quite gone to the dark side yet – but we always put up a Christmas tree and have a special dinner on Christmas Day. And we enjoy singing Christmas carols at parties we go to.


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