Letter to the Editor by James Rowen

Lisa Gillmor


With the confirmation of Lisa Gillmor as an elected Mayor, we see a happy ending to Santa Clara’s version of Lear as Lisa like Cordelia does demonstrate her true love for the city. While Gary Gillmor, the Happy Warrior was more like Henry than Lear, unlike Shakespeare’s kings, the Mission City’s 2nd Generation of the Mayors of the Seventies turns out well. But around the royals of Santa Clara there are fools, jesters, evil Gonerils, bitter Johns, and bloggish Edmunds, there are no Ides of March along the El Camino. Yes, dime story Cascas and Woolseys from Mandalay sneak behind the statue of St Clare plotting the bulldozing of David’s, but the future is bright.


James Rowen