Letters to the Editor — Three Cheers for eclipse coverage, the eclipse, women’s basketball

Readers appreciate The Dallas Morning News coverage of the eclipse; the feelings generated by total eclipse; and enjoy women’s basketball.

1 Total eclipse coverage — I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional coverage your newspaper provided in the weeks leading up to the recent eclipse. Your articles not only captivated my interest but also served as an invaluable resource in educating my children about this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

The Dallas Morning News’ continuing commitment to public education and engagement is commendable. It’s one of the many reasons why I continue to support The News as a seven-days-a week print edition subscriber.

Siobhan Kratovil, Irving/Las Colinas


2 The total eclipse — While lying on a beach towel in my backyard with my co-pilot in crime Dolly the doodle, we watched in amazement as the moon covered the sun. I thanked God for allowing me and everyone whom I love and have loved to exist. That was all that mattered at the moment.


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Something much bigger and more important to our existence was happening. Such a simple way and moment in time for all of us to come together to experience this amazing feat.

It begs the question of why we cannot all come together to make a kinder world as the earth continues to hold firm its spot in the solar system. My dog, Dolly the doodle, thinks we should try just living one day at a time while lying in the grass. After Monday, I completely agree.


Anne Davidoff, Plano

3 Women’s college basketball tournament — Cheers to the women’s college basketball tournament, that drew more viewers for some games than the men’s games.

Growing up in Kentucky, I loved basketball and took a coaching class in college under the men’s head coach. We studied from John Wooden’s textbook, but the coach made clear that his team’s championship came from talent, strength conditioning and exploiting weak officiating.


It was from the veteran coach of the women’s team that I learned the most. Besides the subtleties in charge-versus-block, she taught appreciation for how the rules had developed over decades to ensure the highest level of skills, teamwork, fairness and sportsmanship.

When a moving-screen foul was enforced amid controversy near the end of the Iowa-University of Connecticut game, I shouted hurrah.

Observing the rules works well in life as in sports, and that might be why the women’s game is now so popular. For those who cry, “Let ‘em play,” there is the NBA.

Ken Ashby, Plano

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