4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Letters

Many Tanks

Kudos to Geoff Bouvier (“No One’s Ever Told Me That I Look Like a Fish,” Cover Story, April 24)! I tried repeatedly to get Jim Holman and the late, great Judith Moore to let me write the story he just published on the tropical fish culture of San Diego. David Huie is a San Diego treasure. I’ll never forget him talking about chocolate gourami — gorgeous, difficult little fish. “Oh, I love those,” Huie exclaimed. “I’ve killed hundreds of them!” I doubt very much that David killed hundreds of them, but his comment captured for me the attraction and the challenge of keeping these little exotic worlds. My poor wife foolishly let me take over half the garage, and while we only have 30 tanks, I have designs on the pool. Perhaps I can raise food fish in the winter and Cyprichromis in the summer. My lifelong wish is to go snorkeling in my little Tanganyika simulacrum. David, give me a call!

Allan Peterson
via email

Forgotten Runners

This is just a reminder to Matt Potter, the senior editor. He mentioned that Marti Emerald was running against April Boling in District Seven (“Breaking News,” April 24), and he forgot to put in the fact that she’s also running against David Tos. Would appreciate maybe a correction, please.

Sponsored
Sponsored

Name Withheld

Bill Daniel is also running for the Seventh District city council seat. — Editor

Music From The Womb

I’m calling about the article “Intimate Opera: A Selection of Puccini” (“Local Events,” April 24). You’re writing about Offenbach here. You mention Orpheus in the Underworld. You say, “During the same time period, Franz Lehár, an Austrian composer, wrote The Merry Widow (1861).” I don’t think that’s correct, because he wasn’t born until 1870, and he actually wrote The Merry Widow in 1905.

Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène was written in 1864; that’s, of course, six years before Lehár was born. Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann was written in 1881; Lehár would have been 11. It’s hardly the same kind of operetta. Two different worlds — really different periods of time. I think somebody’s been leading you astray, lying about their age, maybe.

Name Withheld

Outsiders Can’t Judge

For some time I have wondered how the content of a sermon can be evaluated (“Sheep and Goats”), especially by someone who is not a member of the congregation.

Earl Kline
via email

Matthew Lickona responds: Dear Mr. Kline, It’s not an exact science, partly for the reason you mention. Certainly, if there is some sort of source text mentioned, I try to evaluate how well the sermon works with that text — whether it works from it and stays true to its meaning or seeks to use it for some other end. Whether it remains grounded in that text. That sort of thing.

I have other criteria, but it’s true that there’s a fair amount of intuition involved — how it strikes me, how it seems to strike the congregation. Granted, there are things that I, as an outsider, will miss. But there may also be things that my outsider status helps me to notice. Thanks for reading.

Define “Crash”

The Crasher “crashed” an event that was open to everyone when he came to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s lecture by Judge James Gray on drug policy (“Crasher,” April 10).

Chris Saunders
Communications Specialist
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Classical Gas

I notice that, increasingly, the classical music announcements do not include the price (or range) of admission. This inclusion was helpful in selecting events which match our pocketbook and driving distance.

Sam R. Porter
via email

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Author to San Diego goths: I'm no prude anti-ironist

Editor's picks of stories Justin Wolff wrote for the Reader
Next Article

Two for six at Burgeon in Carlsbad

"We truly believe we have the best beer community in the world"

Many Tanks

Kudos to Geoff Bouvier (“No One’s Ever Told Me That I Look Like a Fish,” Cover Story, April 24)! I tried repeatedly to get Jim Holman and the late, great Judith Moore to let me write the story he just published on the tropical fish culture of San Diego. David Huie is a San Diego treasure. I’ll never forget him talking about chocolate gourami — gorgeous, difficult little fish. “Oh, I love those,” Huie exclaimed. “I’ve killed hundreds of them!” I doubt very much that David killed hundreds of them, but his comment captured for me the attraction and the challenge of keeping these little exotic worlds. My poor wife foolishly let me take over half the garage, and while we only have 30 tanks, I have designs on the pool. Perhaps I can raise food fish in the winter and Cyprichromis in the summer. My lifelong wish is to go snorkeling in my little Tanganyika simulacrum. David, give me a call!

Allan Peterson
via email

Forgotten Runners

This is just a reminder to Matt Potter, the senior editor. He mentioned that Marti Emerald was running against April Boling in District Seven (“Breaking News,” April 24), and he forgot to put in the fact that she’s also running against David Tos. Would appreciate maybe a correction, please.

Sponsored
Sponsored

Name Withheld

Bill Daniel is also running for the Seventh District city council seat. — Editor

Music From The Womb

I’m calling about the article “Intimate Opera: A Selection of Puccini” (“Local Events,” April 24). You’re writing about Offenbach here. You mention Orpheus in the Underworld. You say, “During the same time period, Franz Lehár, an Austrian composer, wrote The Merry Widow (1861).” I don’t think that’s correct, because he wasn’t born until 1870, and he actually wrote The Merry Widow in 1905.

Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène was written in 1864; that’s, of course, six years before Lehár was born. Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann was written in 1881; Lehár would have been 11. It’s hardly the same kind of operetta. Two different worlds — really different periods of time. I think somebody’s been leading you astray, lying about their age, maybe.

Name Withheld

Outsiders Can’t Judge

For some time I have wondered how the content of a sermon can be evaluated (“Sheep and Goats”), especially by someone who is not a member of the congregation.

Earl Kline
via email

Matthew Lickona responds: Dear Mr. Kline, It’s not an exact science, partly for the reason you mention. Certainly, if there is some sort of source text mentioned, I try to evaluate how well the sermon works with that text — whether it works from it and stays true to its meaning or seeks to use it for some other end. Whether it remains grounded in that text. That sort of thing.

I have other criteria, but it’s true that there’s a fair amount of intuition involved — how it strikes me, how it seems to strike the congregation. Granted, there are things that I, as an outsider, will miss. But there may also be things that my outsider status helps me to notice. Thanks for reading.

Define “Crash”

The Crasher “crashed” an event that was open to everyone when he came to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s lecture by Judge James Gray on drug policy (“Crasher,” April 10).

Chris Saunders
Communications Specialist
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Classical Gas

I notice that, increasingly, the classical music announcements do not include the price (or range) of admission. This inclusion was helpful in selecting events which match our pocketbook and driving distance.

Sam R. Porter
via email

Comments
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Read Or Die Book and Zine Fair, Block 112: San Diego’s 1880s Working Class

Events January 28-February 1, 2023
Next Article

Local waterfalls are pumping, Big surf moves sand

Brown pelicans show breeding plummage
Comments
Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town The Gonzo Report — Making the musical scene, or at least reporting from it Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close