Readers write: Story behind a maple syrup bottle, Changing technology for research, Top book releases, Puerto Ricans after Maria




  • In World
  • 2018-07-21 10:00:01Z
  • By Greg Palmer, Robert Hallam, Brenda Krachenberg, Patricia Breedlove

Story behind a maple syrup bottle

As a maple syrup devotee (nothing less than the real thing on my pancakes), I ate up your April 23 & 30 cover story, "Maple Syrup Inc." I say keep the consumer prices high enough to benefit all producers, large and small.

I guess Canada's "Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve" is a cartel worth its barrel weight. Viva Quebec!

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Greg Palmer

Seattle

Changing technology for research

Regarding the June 11 OneWeek story "When humanities meets big data": My late sister-in-law working on her PhD in the 1950s analyzed an author's writings manually since there were no computers that were capable of doing so at the time. I remember it was arduous and time-consuming. She used hundreds of three-by-five cards.

Robert Hallam

Speedway, Ind.

Top book releases

Regarding the May 21 article "10 best books of May": Wow! That's nine out of 10 must reads for me! I don't have time to read books hardly at all, though I'm reading all the time. I'm almost resentful that I can't just drop everything and take these books and have a reading vacation.

Thanks for the list and the explanations.

Brenda Krachenberg

Plymouth, Mich.

Puerto Ricans after Maria

I found the May 14 cover story "The mothers saving Puerto Rico," about Puerto Ricans working to help others after hurricane Maria, very inspiring. We on the mainland could learn so much about caring and helping our neighbors from those volunteers. And the blessings for the volunteers are so great as well. Thank you for this reporting.

Patricia Breedlove

Oakhurst, N.J.

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