Your Views

In response to the Nov. 18 column, “Why I love Cleveland” by Sarah James:

“Sure, there is stuff to do in Cleveland – if you want to do it before 10 p.m. – but the city shuts down at night… that is unless you want to go to West 6th and get herpes.

I, too, live on the east side, and work right next to the museum – and I can objectively say Cleveland is my least favorite city I’ve ever spent a significant amount of time in. Sure, there are spots that are nice, the Clinic is a world-class organization, as is the art museum, and there are some nice restaurants; but as a whole it’s not an impressive town. I’d agree that there is potential here, but I have doubts that it will ever be realized. It would require innovative thinking, and judging by what’s already here, that may be a stretch for the city.

Maybe I’m just too in love with New York & Chicago & D.C., or maybe because I grew up near Pittsburgh, but I just haven’t bonded with this city and doubt that I ever will. It lacks a certain something I can’t put my finger on.

Drew Carey is a liar. Cleveland doesn’t rock. :/”

-Rick Salsberry

In response to the Nov. 20 editorial, “Don’t stomp it out, just enforce it” by the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.

“I just wanted to say that I understand with being upset if someone is right by a door or entrance (like the library) smoking. But, when they are by the side of the building where there are no doors or windows open it shouldn’t bother people. I’m not intentionally smoking in your face. There is ways to walk around it. Whether it’s 20 or 30 feet (which I think is ridiculous) away from a building there is always going to be people walking past you.”


In response to the Nov. 20 column, “I’m not giving in” by Sonali Kudva:

“Great job at remembering the latest tragedy that hit the city of Mumbai. I remember the tragedy of 2006 when I was a tourist in the city and they had bombed the trains an hour after I had arrived in the city from those same trains. What I remember most is the compassion of the people who pulled together both Hindu and Muslim to care for all of the people displaced by the tragedy.

The people are strong and really care for each other when a tragedy like that happens. It is amazing how the people pull together and do not fall apart in the face of danger from the acts of terrorists.

I too look forward to walking back into the Leopold or along the walkways at the Gateway to India. A toast to the strength and compassion of you and your people. A heartfelt thanks to the people for getting me back to my country where we really do not understand what turmoil and trials really are but should be thankful for what we really enjoy.”