Love Doesn’t Hurt

John Stoehr’s column, “Tough Love” once again proves that the City Paper has the best writing in Charleston. (“Tough love: My truth and consequences,” by John Stoehr, Oct. 8) Stoehr writes his entire autobiography in the space of one column.

Recently, I again tried reading Proust’s A la Recherche du Temps Perdu and found I could not get beyond 10 pages of his endless words, words, words. Stoehr boils everything down to one powerful statement after another and hits the same deep roots that I’m sure Proust was attempting to reach but failed for all but the most dedicated readers.

Minimalist autobiography. That’s the ticket. You may be on to something, John. Thanks for sharing.

Cecil Steed

West Ashley

Brain Transplant

OK, so Comrade Will Moredock believes that health care should not be paid for with raffles and concerts. (“Paying for Health Care,”
Oct. 1) For the most part I agree with him
on that assertion.

However, sometimes circumstances are such that a raffle or concert might be in order. Consider this one: how many of the readers of this newspaper would be willing to buy tickets for a raffle or concert if the proceeds were to be used to pay for a brain transplant for Comrade Moredock?

Walter D. Carr

West Ashley

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