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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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Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Stages

Music Kelsey Lauer Summer Stages
Local players aim to zing with summer plays

By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

If you’re in the mood for watching a good musical, seeing a little Shakespeare or even listening to Garrison Keillor, you’re in luck. From the banks of the Boardman River to the stage of the Cheboygan Opera House, theatre groups will be putting on a wide variety of plays across Northern Michigan this summer. Here’s some of what will be available:

 
Monday, June 15, 2009

The two world‘s of Charles Lindsay

Art Kelsey Lauer The Two Worlds of Charles Lindsay
Photographer makes a splash at the Dennos

By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

Step inside a different world - or make those two different worlds - at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, where two exhibits from noted photographer Charles Lindsay will take center stage this summer.
UPSTREAM: Fly Fishing in the American West, from June 21 - Sept. 20, features 25 large format black and white photographs (40” x 40”) shot for a book of the same title with author Tom McGuane.
Lindsay captures the essence of solo fly-fishing, at times even delving beneath the water to enter the world of the trout.
 
Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Calendar

Features Kelsey Lauer What’s Doin’?
Your Summer Calendar of Fun
By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

With all the things going on in Northern Michigan during the summer, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Whether it’s an art fair or concert that strikes your fancy, there’s no shortage of events to choose from. Listed below are just a few of the many activities taking place over the upcoming months. (Be sure to check Web sites and/or call ahead for the most up-to-date times and locations).

 
 
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