The Sept. 27 editorial “A profound papal message” clearly described what makes Pope Francis a leader. It seems lately we don’t have too many of those in our world, someone who goes back to the fundamentals and has most of the world listening and considering his words.
I recently found out a little of what an immigrant to this country must feel like. Having a procedure at a local hospital, I was asked by the nurse the requisite questions of name and birth date. My name is an unusual one, with a double “a,” so I usually spell it for people.
Perusing the daily progress reports of the General Assembly’s session, I was reminded of the ages-old probability hypothesis that speculates that if one locked 100 monkeys with 100 typewriters in a room and gave them enough time, eventually something worthy of William Shakespeare would roll off the platen.
I read in your Sept. 22 edition a letter from the American Energy Alliance (abundant ties and history with the petroleum industry) condemning the cost of renewable energy. No mention was made of the effect that burning fossil fuels has on the environment.