Chihuly pieces were magnificent
So ironic that the article would appear in The Herald two days after I returned from a week in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., hometown of Dale Chihuly. The first of his works that I ever saw was the chandelier in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2002. But the latest viewing was the icing on the cake. My host took me to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma where you can see numerous works by Chihuly, many of them the most beautiful chandelier sculptures you could ever imagine.
It was also possible to buy pieces of his art, although they were way out of my pocketbook range. His work is displayed in many other locations around Tacoma, and I got to see those as well. Next to the museum is a place where you can go and watch glass being blown into all kinds of things. I watched some young people take a large glob of molten glass and, over the next 30 minutes, turn it into a beautiful goblet.
I will be looking forward to making the trip to the Columbia Museum of Art to see their Chihuly chandelier someday. They will never regret this decision.
Study candidates before voting
The recent vandalism of the York County GOP campaign headquarters is a true testimony to the direction in which this country is heading. This childish behavior exhibits how many people hold the inherent inability to responsibly exercise their 15th Amendment rights, and how many will execute their right to vote with a callow disregard for the future of this country.
Many voters have chosen to ignore what should be the key issues surrounding this election. Things such as the economic crisis, broken borders, education, health care, crime and terrorism have all taken a back seat to race and gender. Race is an issue on both sides of the fence; many will vote for fear of seeing a black man in the Oval Office while we see a record number of new voters who will show up to see a chance for a black president. Many voters will vote in the same manner because of the possibility of the country's first female vice president.
This negligent behavior jeopardizes the integrity of our election process as well as the future of our country. Those voters who are content to vote only because of race or gender, or who lack the capacity to research the candidates and their stance on the real issues should do the country a favor and stay home on Nov. 4.
Keep Lee on the York County Council
The citizens of the Boyd Hill neighborhood have a good friend in York County Councilman Rick Lee. He has a lot of patience with people and the ability to communicate with others. I think Rick is extremely well organized in that, one time, there were some properties on the verge of becoming a blight, and Rick helped line up the political support and funding for clean-up and neighborhood improvement.
He is dependable and loyal. Even though not all of our neighborhood is in his district, he has certainly worked hard for the Boyd Hill community. Rick attends many of our Neighborhood Watch Association meetings and works hard as any local politician I know to make local government work for all people. Rick has definitely earned my support, and I encourage my neighbors and fellow citizens to keep him on the York County Council.
Let God help decide vote
We are all really concerned about the crisis situation here and around the world.
I would like to make a suggestion. As we go to the polls, we should vote our faith-informed values and not just for a certain political party or the interests of our pocketbooks.
God has said if we turn to him, he will forgive our sins and will heal our land.