"It is wonderful that Brad and Angelina have given a loving home to children who desperately need one"
Angela K. Foersterling
Green River, Wyo.
Brad and Angelina adopting again? May God bless them for opening their hearts and home to another child. The look of joy on their faces tells me they have found what really matters in this world: the unconditional love of a child.
I know of many people who would love to adopt if they could afford it. I wonder if Brad and Angelina have ever considered setting up some type of foundation that would sponsor other parents looking to adopt? It could be another way for them to help children find the families that they need.
suggested that people adopt from a country they love. There are thousands of American children in foster care waiting for loving families. Many of them are older children who need the stability of a permanent family. They are often African-American or Latino kids. Why go elsewhere when there are so many children in need right here at home?
If Largo, Fla., city manager Steve Stanton, a 14-year veteran, who is about to have a sex-change operation and become a woman, can handle the job, I don't think the city of Largo has a valid reason for firing him. With all the dirty dealing in government today, they are lucky to have a person who possesses such honesty and courage. If he can handle a gender change, he can obviously handle anything.
Kenneth L. Zimmerman
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Let's see if I've got this right. Bill Oefelein left his wife for Lisa Nowak, then left Lisa Nowak for Colleen Shipman. Bill Oefelein is the villain here, not Ms. Nowak. Lisa Nowak is the victim and needs psychiatric help. Please tell me Ms. Shipman doesn't view Bill Oefelein as a candidate for a meaningful relationship. And these people are supposed to be intelligent?
Visualization and positive thinking can help us in many ways. However, I believe that we can't live in a bubble. Life is as it is. Bad things happen to us. We can't believe that the philosophy of The Secret
will shelter us from the difficult challenges that life delivers. Hopefully The Secret
could provide a resource to help us get through trying times, but I don't believe it can create miracles for us.
In our April 2 issue, we reported that A.M. Homes's biological father "wouldn't tell" her the results of a DNA test they took. In her book, Homes writes that he did tell her the tests confirmed with 99.9 percent certainty that he was her father, although he refused to show her the results.
RETURN TO IRAQ
Our story about Marine Sgt. Matt Roberts preparing to leave his wife, Patricia, and two small children for his third tour of duty in Iraq elicited heartfelt responses from our readers, many of whom had family or friends in the military. "These men are such heroes. They protect us and put their lives on the line every day. I know first-hand how devastating losing a loved one to war is," writes Fran Gellas of Randolph, N.J. "My nephew was killed on Oct. 1, 2006, and we will never recover from the loss." Some readers were anguished over the sheer number of these wartime separations. "My heart goes out to Matt and Patricia," writes M.R. Stephens of Pace, Fla. "Multiply the pain they are going through by thousands."