Letters and Comments

December 2009

Career Choices

I am leaving teaching after 15 years to pursue other interests. Teaching has been a great life ["The 50 Best Careers of 2010," usnews.com]. I taught in New York City, its suburbs, and the suburban San Francisco Bay area. In all cases, I met lots of wonderful students, parents, and teaching ...

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The Gift of Savings

Teaching your children how to save is extremely valuable ["6 Great Financial Gifts for Children," usnews.com]. My parents started a savings account for me when I was only 8 years old. I would receive allowance monthly which they would directly deposit in my savings account. As I got older, my ...

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Ready for Retirement?

I am 74 and my husband is 76. We are healthy and have active minds ["10 Reasons You Shouldn't Retire," usnews.com]. We love all the challenges of business, and besides the fact that we love to travel and enjoy the niceties of life, my work keeps me involved in the mainstream. My husband and I are ...

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Abortion Funding Shouldn't Kill Healthcare Reform

As a woman, I do not believe the funding [for abortion] should be included, but I am not willing to sacrifice healthcare reform on that issue when millions of women cannot afford healthcare and thousands die or go bankrupt because they don't have it.

Cynthia of CA in response to Robert Schlesinger:

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Palin's 'Going Rogue' Review

The book is a pretty quick read—interesting when it comes to Sarah's personal life, but snotty the way she comments about the journalists and the campaign people ["Mothers Discuss Sarah Palin's 'Going Rogue' on NPR," usnews.com]. I kept waiting for some kind of "a-ha" moment, where she learned ...

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