Your article claiming that Toledo was snubbed by British media in their coverage of the Manet exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts did not reflect my experience when I was in England (“British press snubs Toledo in coverage of Manet exhibit; Local museum’s role in show goes unmentioned,” Feb. 10).
The Jan. 21 issue of the Times of London had two pages of coverage with a statement that the exhibition was co-curated with the Toledo Museum of Art.
Names of curators are not noteworthy for a typical exhibit attendee. A public lack of knowledge of Toledo is not surprising because, with no coverage in the British press, Toledo has little or no visibility in the United Kingdom.
Despite a lack of knowledge about our museum among most people in Great Britain, the Toledo Museum of Art is highly respected among those who follow art.
Pope’s act should inspire politicians
Congratulations to Pope Benedict XVI for putting his organization and his followers ahead of his personal aggrandizement (“Pope reassures flock his service won’t end: Cardinals start to arrive for conclave,” Feb. 25). Many in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate could learn from this selfless act.
Satisfaction rating also for Congress?
Recently, Promedica told its employees that they will receive a bonus because the company surpassed its 2012 service excellence incentive goal. This is something to be proud of, but a few things bother me about this service award.
Why should employee bonuses be based on patient responses that amount to: “You saved my life but you burned my toast,” or “You saved my life but I had to wait a whole two minutes for my nurse to answer the call light.”
If the government is going to insist that health-care reimbursement be based on patient-satisfaction ratings, why don’t we insist that Congress gets paid based on its approval rating?
Editor’s note: The writer is a physician’s assistant for cardiovascular surgery at Toledo Hospital.
Congress should dress like racers
Members of Congress should wear suits similar to the racing attire that NASCAR drivers wear. That would make it easier for voters to determine the lawmakers’ political sponsors.
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