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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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Summer Race Calendar

Erin Crowell - June 13th, 2011
Fit in the Mitt: Your summer calendar of endurance sports
JUNE
June 18
HomeRUN 4 Chris, Traverse City
Summer Solstice 5k Fun Run, Sault Ste. Marie
Ellsworth 5k Fun Run
Portage Lake 20k Relay, Onekama
East Jordan’s Main Street Mile & 5k Road Race
Higgins Lake Sunrise Run one mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon — Roscommon

June 25
Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
East Jordan Freedom Festival Sprint Triathlon

June 26
Save the Pets! 5k Run/Walk, Grand Traverse Commons

JULY
July 2
Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon & 5k, Gaylord
Manistee Firecracker 5k & 1k
Dork Brother’s 4th of July 5k—Alpena
July 4
Boyne City Independence Day Run: 10k & 2 mile
Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run 1 mile, 5k, 10k – Central Lake
Crystal Mountain 4k on the Fourth-Thompsonville
Warrior’s Run 5k & 10k—Fife Lake
36th Paul Revere 3 & 10 mile run-Harbor Springs
Firecracker 5k run—Beulah
Lake City Greatest 4th in the North 2k, 5k, 10k run

July 9
National Cherry Festival, Meijer Festival of Races 5k & 15k run —Traverse
City
St. Ignace Summer Days 5k, 10k, 1 Mile run
Boyne Mountain Challenge: MMBA marathon, kids & downhill mountain bike ride
Bear Lake Days 5k trail run

July 10
Inter’Rockin Triathlon & Duathlon—Interlochen

July 16
Indian River Summerfest Kiwanis 5k & 10k run
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Bear River Crawl (Run) 10k, 5k—Petoskey
Alpenfest 10k, 5k, one mile run—Gaylord
Port City 5k, 1 mile Run—Frankfort
Finnish Line 5k Run/Walk—Kaleva
Inland Seas Education Association Music Festival 5k Run & Walk—Suttons Bay

July 17
Little Traverse Triathlon—Harbor Springs

July 28
Wish A Mile 300 Bike—Traverse City to Chelsea

July 22
Annual Tour de TART--Traverse City, Suttons Bay

July 23
Venetian Festival-Drenth Memorial 5k, 10k & Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix
Arcadia Daze 5k Run
Friends of Fishtown 5k Run—Leland

July 24
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Triathlon—Mackinaw City

July 26-31
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 27
Roscommon County Fair 5k Run/Walk

July 30
G.R.A. 10k Run—Grayling
Run for Their Lives—Boyne City
Lumberman Triathlon: various distances—Cadillac
Alden Run 5k & 10k

AUGUST
August 6
Harborun 5k & 10k—Elk Rapids
Nautical Festival Mile Run—Rogers City

August 7
Fired Up For Kids half marathon, 3 mile & 1 mile—Petoskey
1, 2, 3 mile Open Water Swim Challenge—Harbor Springs

August 12-14
Cherry-Roubaix Sprint, Road and Crit Bike Race - TC

August 13
Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah
Pellston Athletics 5k & 10k Run/Walk—Harbor Springs

August 14
Petoskey Epic Triathlon & Duathlon

August 20
Endurance Trail Run—Grayling
Festival by the Bay Wellness Walk & Run 5k—Petoskey
Churchill Classic 1 Mile, 5k, 10k Trail Run—Cheboygan
Wannigan River Raft & Kayak Race 10 mile & 3.5 mile
Rubber Ducky Festival 5k—Bellaire

August 21
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon, various Traverse City
Triathlon, sprint & Olympic distances

August 27
North Country Ultra Trail Run: 50 mile, 26.2 mile, 13.1—Manistee
Cheboygan State Park Kayak Triathlon, 2 mile paddle, 8 mile mnt. bike, 4
mile trail run

August 29
Breakwater Triathlon — Petoskey

SEPTEMBER
September 3
Beaver Island Marathon, half marathon
Port Oneida 5k Run—Glen Arbor

September 4
Barefoot Triathlon sprint/Olympic (individual & team)- TC
September 5
Cadillac Festival of Races Triathlon, 5k & 10k run

September 10
40th Annual Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

September 17
Run for Hungry Children, 3k & 5k—Traverse City

September 24
Du North Duathlon—Manistee

September 25
Aspen Attack Trail Race 8k, 15k—Gaylord

 
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