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LETTERS: Work for the homeless; review of review; yellow-dog response

Finding work

In reference to Sunday’s article about homeless families experiencing discrimination in the housing market, I was struck by a comment by the unemployed father of three. (See: “Looking for homes, finding closed doors”)

I wonder if the solution to at least part of the family’s predicament can be found in the father’s own words describing his search for employment: “I don’t want to do something I’m not passionate about.”

I don’t believe most of the workforce can afford to provide for themselves and their families by only working at what we are “passionate about.”

— Linda Price, Fort Worth

Review of review

What an insult to Renzo Piano to insinuate that the wood panels [in the new auditorium] were faux. You don’t build a world-class museum and add faux wood paneling in one of its signature rooms. (See: “Olga Kern recital inaugurates auditorium in Kimbell annex,” Friday)

And that is Renzo Red, not “bright” red, on the not-too-narrow seats. Some people have to find something wrong with everything or it doesn’t make news.

I thought the recital was spectacular — the room, the acoustics, the Steinway, all shiny and new, and Olga was jaw-dropping gorgeous in that red dress. She had every man in that room loving classical music.

She could have played Chopsticks and they would have been impressed. I had never been to a piano concert and she had me spellbound. She gave us three short encore pieces at the end and really didn’t seem to want to stop. The reception afterward was a great closing to a fabulous performance. That’s how you write a review on a once-in-a-lifetime event.

— Stephanie Usher, Fort Worth

Answers please

These two short sentences tell a lot about our government and our culture:

1) We are advised to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.

2) Seems we constantly hear about Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second group didn’t.

— Paul Gabel, Fort Worth

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