Sylvia De Rooy 
Member since May 23, 2013

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Re: “'No Refuge'

I was slammed with the name Anthony Sanger when I started to read this letter. I knew, or suspected, that something had happened to Anthony because it has been so long since I've seen him or heard from him. I now know that the worst that I had feared is what has happened. I've known Anthony for many years. It was a joy to go to the Jam when Anthony was on keyboard. He truly was a genius. I've never heard anyone play that piano like he could. It was a small upright and often he would get so out there that someone would have to grab the piano because it was about to flip over and hit the floor. I spent many, many hours with him when he went into a manic phase because he had decided he didn't need the Bipolar meds anymore. He lost everything as a result of the manic phases, his little house, his wife, his son, everything. I can't do justice to how tragic it was and what it was like when he came down and was hit by all he'd lost. This mad, brilliant piano player who had a life of loses and struggle that is beyond heartbreaking. Beyond his pills there was no help for him. He ended up in scuzzy living situations in Eureka and sometimes with no roof over his head. I'd run into him pulling his piano behind him and I would try to find a way to help but rarely could do much. Thank you, Ellen, for at least giving me an ending, though not the one I would have wished for. I'd love to know more if you'd ever care to share.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 02/28/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Useful?

Thank you for your continuing and excellent work on the issues you discuss here so well.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/24/2019 at 10:44 AM

Re: “A 'Social Change Oath'

Thank you.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/24/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “A Low Barr and a Cashed Bowl

Wow Thad, you've outdone your already impressive record as a writer with this one. Kudos. Aside from the many excellent points made your ending was the icing on the cake.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/24/2019 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Why I Marched

Such an excellent letter. I am glad to see the ending statements about the attempted cancellation of the march that was happily saved by Atkins and Srabian who did an outstanding job for which I am grateful. I am still distressed by the divisivness created by the original group.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/24/2019 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Two Arcata Eateries Call it Quits, Cite Cannabis Downturn

Masaki's was just plain bad. I went once and never returned.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/12/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “'You Won!'

While all the letters above are excellent the letter by Allan Edwards is outstanding and I thank him for it.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 12/06/2018 at 12:48 PM

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