Letters to the Editor

From the week of April 6, 2006

Well, I was recently in Denver on business and got to read two consecutive issues like I used to -- in a restaurant as I ate. Even though I usually won't get to taste what Jason describes, that doesn't make the experience any less enjoyable. That night for dinner: The Oven in Lakewood, on his recommendation. Looking forward to going back.

Chris Boyles

Heller on Wheels

Pack a Picnic: In the past, the only newspaper cartoons I have bothered to clip are the ones where Ms. Buxley's nipples and cleavage are featured in multiple frames.

Jason Heller's This Ain't No Picnic strips excite me in a different way but still draw me to Westword each week. Great stories and great Denver history: They're fridge-worthy.

Eric Allen

Charting a Course

At least they can take direction: Regarding "Jay Bennish's New Improved Lesson Plans," Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario in the March 16 issue:

Here's another geography lesson from Jay Bennish and all the furor: When talk-show ratings go south, in what direction do talk-show hosts go? Far right.

Joanne Marie Roll

Groom With a View

Feel the love: I am one of the men in Luke Turf's "From Denver, With Love," published in the March 2 issue. I wish your readers could see the many positives of our trip to Thailand, especially the men in my group, the Thai women we met and the incredibly positive, enriching opportunities provided to us. Luke's article was fun, and it certainly captured a colorful side of our trip. However, it did not highlight the greater balance of happiness, love and meaningful experience gained in meeting Thai women, finding life-mates, learning Thai culture and touring Thailand.

Richard and Seow make impressive efforts to match American men with top-quality Thai women. They take time to know each man and each woman, applying many screens to ensure quality people and quality matches. They select Thai women with good hearts and good personalities who believe strongly in the traditional values of marriage, family, monogamy, mutual respect, loyalty and dedication lasting a lifetime. Richard himself is a wonderful "mother hen," always striving to protect the feelings and integrity of the men and women on the tour. He introduces the men to around seventy or more Thai women in three cities, always watching closely to match couples who show magic chemistry and greatest promise.

Thai women are the most heavenly angels ever to walk our planet. In general, they easily surpass and compete with American and European women with respect to beauty, courtesy, love, respect, honor, intelligence, fun, dedication and hard work. Thai women have hearts of gold, with a refreshingly wholesome spirit and good, old-fashioned values of monogamy, marriage and family. Thai women care deeply about their husbands, their children and their parents, and they show it every day through tender love, affection and hard work. Thai women do not care about the age or looks of their husbands, but they do care dearly about their man's heart and his general well-being.

I am amazed at how easily a beautiful, quality Thai woman can unselfishly enter the heart of an American man. At the age of 45 years, I experienced this myself, and I am now happily married to a very pleasant, attractive and caring 27-year-old Thai woman. I am confident our relationship will last happily the rest of our lives.

The men on our particular tour are all good guys who deserve a lifetime of happiness with the right life-mate. We all can speak of a number of bad experiences with American women who take advantage of nice guys, women who have lost the true meaning of relationships and the values and qualities described above. As American men, we grew tired of the games many American women play, so we went to Thailand to find mates who know what is truly important in life, love and marriage. And guess what? We all actually found very kind, beautiful, intelligent and generous mates, thanks to Richard and Seow of Thailand Romance Tours.

Name withheld on request

This Millionaire Minds

No scam: In the March 16 issue, Drew Bixby wrote an article titled "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" about New York Times best-selling author T. Harv Eker and his Millionaire Mind Evening. Drew is welcome to his opinion that "motivational speakers are a cunning and creepy bunch," and it is obvious from his opening paragraph that he has an ax to grind. However, he clearly crossed an ethical line when he deliberately misquoted and misrepresented me in order to support his opinion of motivational speakers.

Drew wanted to call Harv's Millionaire Mind Evening a scam, and I said sure, you could call it a scam if you wanted to call all marketing a scam. Marketing is about getting new customers to come give you a try, and if they like what you have, they will come back for more. That's why Westword runs big, bold, grabber headlines. They want you to come on in and try a little bit, and if you like it you will come back for more, and then they can justify their advertising rates. It is business and marketing.

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