DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the December debate,
“Should financial institutions use biometrics
to safeguard accounts?”
NO Our reliance on technology leaves us more
open to fraud and data mining. Hackers can’t
stop a good old-fashioned visit to the bank in the
real world (remember that?).
—Ange La, from facebook.com/Costco
YES Yes, and a PIN or password.
—Ron Ebert, from facebook.com/Costco
After reading the interview with Captain
Sullenberger [“Miracle man,” December 2016]
and learning about his views on the responsibilities of a leader, I’d like to urge him to run for
president. We sorely need a person with his
moral strength, humanism and courage to lead
—Maria Rey, Bloomfield, New Jersey
To everything, turn, turn, turn
I really enjoyed the skiing-lesson-as-it-applies-to-life advice [“Commit yourself to the
turn,” December 2016] because I have a similar
ski lesson comparison.
I once had a ski instructor tell me it is OK to
fall because if I ski so carefully that I never fall
then I will never become a better skier. I was
immediately struck by how that applied to work
and life. To avoid all risks is to miss out on
opportunities to grow or learn.
—Karen Newe, San Clemente, California
Year-round holiday travel
Peter Greenberg has shown us the right
pathway to make travel a pleasure [“Dreamland,”
December 2016]. I was always advised by many
to travel light, but he has gone beyond that to
convince us that one can plan a holiday at any
time during the four seasons.
—Chandra Das, Collierville, Tennessee
Thank you for your article “Special needs,
special jobs” [December 2016]. I gave birth to a
boy with Down syndrome on October 14 of this
year, and I often find myself thinking about his
future and what his life will look like as an adult.
I am hopeful he will find a rewarding way to
occupy his time as well as bless others, and that
may be something he finds in the workplace. I
appreciate the awareness that your article
raises, as well as the encouragement for businesses to consider seeking out special-needs
employees to fill positions in their companies.
—Wendi Yarborough, Apopka, Florida
Personal historians, archivists and most
genealogists would never throw away original
photos, albums and documents [“Preserving
memories,” December 2016]. Preserving the
originals for as long as possible with acid-free
storage containers in humidity-controlled environments is the best gift of all. A small concession would be to inscribe each DVD and its case
with a label that says the DVD needs to be recopied every 10 to 15 years using the latest archival
formats and media.
—Karen Stephens, Atlanta, Georgia
I wanted to thank you for running “Allergic
to the holidays” [December 2016]. One of my
sons is asthmatic, and all three of my sons have
The holidays, as the article clearly explains,
can be a minefield for us. Outside of the allergy
community, very few people understand the
dangers of cross-contamination or the level of
scrutiny we must give to reading labels. The
threat is real, and education is sorely needed.
—Janet Frongillo, Bedford, New Hampshire
The November 2016 issue was the first one
we have received from Costco. I just wanted you
to know I thoroughly enjoyed looking through
it. In fact, I looked at it several times. Great-looking recipes, good decorating and gift ideas,
and interesting articles!
—Diane D. Stanley, McMinnville, Tennessee
In the Grace Digital supplier profile (“Music
in the wild,” December 2016), the foundation
they support should have read “Susan G. Komen
In the Butternut Squash “Meatloaf” recipe
(“Posh squash,” November 2016), the teaspoon of
diced onion should have been pureed and included
in the glaze preparation.
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