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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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Husband-wife Team are no Strangers to the Woods

- December 23rd, 2004
Author and wildlife photographer Carl Sams grew up on an island near the mouth of the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan and spent much of his time playing sports, hunting and fishing. Carl’s wife, Jean Stoick, was raised on a farm in Michigan’s thumb near Vassar. Both have a passion for wildlife and dedicate their books and movies to “those who protect wildlife and wild places.”
Last week, the Milford-based couple were in Northern Michigan promoting their 1999 children’s best-seller, “Stranger in the Woods,” along with their new book, “Lost in the Woods.” Both are lushly photographed visions of Northern Michigan’s wildlife adorned with simple tales of life in
the wild.
“Stranger in the Woods” is about the appearance of a snowman in the forest following a winter storm, and how the area’s wildlife reacts to it. The book has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list for the past five years.
“Lost in the Woods” tells the story of a fawn’s journey through the forest. We learn through the eyes of other animals that the fawn isn’t really lost; he is simply alone because Mother Doe instinctively knows she cannot stay with her fawn since her scent will attract predators.
The couple’s children’s books and a spin-off “Stranger in the Woods” movie are used extensively in elementary schools to teach about nature. The couple are also using their clout to help the Gaylord area’s HeadWaters Land Conservancy attract new supporters. Their books are available at local bookstores for $19.95.

 
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