A reader writes:

Regarding Olivia Newton-John, your reader uses words written about her grandfather to belittle her. Classy! I will use those same words to point out that her life has "shined with intense beauty" as she has worked tirelessly in the battle against breast cancer.

We all have something to contribute to our age and I do not see the necessity of impugning the contribution of some while elevating the works of others.