Trouble with a capital "T"

And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for Peebles!

In Don Peebles column from Oct. 11, he uses the terms "only" (twice), "simply" and "merely." As schoolchildren we are taught that when taking a multiple choice test, the choices for answers that have words such as "only", "simply", and "merely" are never the right answers.

In Gil Anda's column from the same edition, he states that the houses that were built in Pacifica in the 1950's sit on what was once open land. This is completely true; however 52 years ago, Americans were not as environmentally aware as we are now that open space is running out at a stunningly fast pace. Now that we are aware, the time to stop developing open space -- particularly when there is no need given the excess of development that currently sits empty -- is now.

Dana Martise
Sharp Park

The above was printed as a Letter to the Editor in the October 25th, 2006 Pacifica Tribune, and is republished here with the author's permission.