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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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Zumba

Anne Stanton - March 2nd, 2009
Zumba
Anne Stanton 3/2/09

WORK IT…Martha (pronounced Marta) Hubbell was born in Colombia where Zumba all began. A salsa dance champ, Martha now lives in Honor and teaches Zumba, salsa, and fitness dancing in Traverse City and Frankfort. Find her dance schedule at marthadancezumba.com or call her at 231-631-4358.


Partner Dancing …Get close to your honey with a partner dancing class at Beledi Global Dance. Slow, Waltz, Swing, Polka, Two Step, and Latin. All levels are welcome. See the schedule at www.belediglobaldance.com.


TWIST…K.B. Sutton said the first few Zumba classes are a little—well, let’s just say you might not be used to moving your hips quite that way. K.B. will show how you how. And her classes in Traverse City and Leelanau County are just five bucks. Email her at kbhands@centurytel.net for times and location.

TOSS…Helio Conceicao used to teach the martial arts game of capoeira in his native country of Brazil. Now he calls Traverse City home and can teach you at the Ondas Cultural Arts Studio in TC at 1036 Barlow. Check out details at ondasarts.wordpress.com.


Zumba! Just the name is happy! Christy Morgan, who teaches classes in Charlevoix and Petoskey, says the moves are repetitive, but it takes about three classes to get them down. Once you do, the work-out is AMAZING. Call Christy at 330-6506 or email christiszumba@yahoo.com.





 
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