I was reading [Assunta Ng’s] blog, “How do you define success?” (March 11) [and wanted to let you know] I truly enjoyed it — it really hit home. I believe that too much pressure is placed on people and that we, in America, have become greedy.
I have at times believed that excess is good. Parties, births, graduations, marriages. My three sons have gone beyond me in their achievements. They were raised to be smarter than me. They seemed to have accomplished that. So does that mean I am successful? Having [raised] three great human beings?
I have been reading [the Northwest Asian Weekly] since 2005. Mainly on trips to Seattle and while having pie or tea. My interest has grown since my son’s girlfriend has been in our life. She’s a true sweetheart. My son is studying and working and teaching English in Chengdu. His girlfriend is from there. They met in college. I bring your paper back with me to the mountain towns, the rural areas. They seem to enjoy it also. Northeast Snohomish County and Southeast Skagit County — when it’s not raining, [it’s] paradise. Just wanted you to know that the paper for me is entertaining and interesting. On the grand scale? You may not be the New York Times or Wall Street Journal. In this community, you are a giant.
— John Rosselli