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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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Letters 05-12-2014

- May 12th, 2014  

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Thanks for Reconstruction

We would like to thank several local heroes for putting Michigan Artists Gallery back together again after being closed for 45 days with flood damage.

Jason Harrall and crew from Boulder Builders, Larry Fox, Victor Dinsmoore, and Matt Torres did a tremendous job in giving us a beautiful new look and rehab while lifting our spirits. Frozen pipes and hundreds of pieces of artwork do not mix well, but our recovery is complete and we welcome everyone to drop by and see our newly restored gallery in Suttons Bay.

Sue Ann Round, Suttons Bay

Corrections:

Our May 5 Cover Photo was taken by Scott Castelein of Lake Street Media, courtesy of Petoskey Area Visitor’s Bureau.

In our May 5 issue, we mistakenly identified the owners of North Perk Coffee in Petoskey… their correct names are John McNeil and Brittany Brubaker.

 
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