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December 24, 2009
If Christians like Garrison Keillor don't want Christmas hijacked ("Nonbelievers, please leave Christmas alone," Dec. 16), then they should keep it in their churches. Once you insist on putting it in the town square, in schools and everywhere possible, you have diluted the religious values you claim to cherish. We can barely get our children excused from school on the Jewish High Holidays, and Mr. Keillor whines about Jews who wrote songs inspired by Christmas. Sandi Brooks, Vernon, Ct.
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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 21, 2002
MOST OF the dances are done with women lined up on one side and men on the other. Ten to 20 couples follow the instructions of a caller. Often, two or more pairs dance figures together. Couples on one end are sent to the other end of the line as the dances progress. If it sounds a little like contra or square dancing, it is. Colonial-era English country dance is just slower in tempo, more fluid and more elegant - and classes are forming in Edgewater, where students will learn the smooth, simple movements of the dance.
NEWS
January 28, 2010
In response to Garrison Keillor's Jan. 27 commentary ("Don't knock elitism; it could save your life"): What a childish pout we have here, in explaining the Republican plan for health care as "let them die." I sincerely believe that the Democrats' proposed health care plan will cut nearly $500 billion from Medicare because that has been promised. That will most assuredly let someone die. I recently saw my first "comparative effectiveness" study. I was shocked to see the conclusion that Zocor would be preferred over Lipitor because the additional heart attacks with Zocor didn't cause so much lost work time as to cover the cost of the Lipitor!
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By Garrison Keillor | December 16, 2009
I've just come from Cambridge, that beehive of brilliance, where nerds don't feel self-conscious: There's always someone nerdier nearby. If you are the World's Leading Authority on the mating habits of the jabberwock beetle of the Lesser Jujube Archipelago, you can take comfort in knowing that the pinch-faced drone next to you at Starbucks may be the W.L.A. on 17th-century Huguenot hymnody or a niche of quantum physics that is understood by nobody but himself. People in Cambridge learn to be wary of brilliance, having seen geniuses in the throes of deep thought step into potholes and disappear.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
Like Garrison Keillor, whose column used to appear in The Sun, Dan Rodricks underestimates the power of the tea party in American politics ("Question for tea party: What now?" Aug. 4). He should have read John Malagrin's letter right across the fold ("Tea party congressmen are the last great hope," Aug. 4). The tea party isn't Republican or Democrat, but the embodiment of the American peoples' frustration with the current direction our country is heading and the continued growth of government.
NEWS
February 7, 1999
There are cats in hats. And then there are cats in books. Do you have a cat? You'll have cats galore when you check these books out at your local library.* "Six-Dinner Sid," by Inga Moore* "So Many Cats!" by Beatrice S. De Regniers* "The Southernmost Cat," by John Cech* "Ten Cats Have Hats," by Jean Marzollo* "Hot Air Henry," by Mary Calhoun* "Cross Country Cat," by Mary Calhoun* "Henry the Sailor Cat," by Mary Calhoun* "Cat, You Better Come Home," by Garrison Keillor* "Cats in the Sun," by Lesley A. Ivory* "Charlie Anderson," by Barbara Abercrombie* "Eek!
NEWS
January 21, 2010
Garrison Keillor: In your commentary of Jan. 20 ("Despite all the screaming, common sense will prevail"), you were right -- common sense did prevail in Massachusetts on Tuesday night. It's funny how history does repeat itself. While you ignore and ridicule the Tea Partiers as hollering and waving their arms and having "paranoid hallucinations of the right," their message has again been heard as the "shot heard 'round the world." The only folks that havent heard the message are you, the current occupant of the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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By Garrison Keillor | March 14, 1999
Editor's note: Wallace P. Flynn loves smelly cheese so much that his family leaves him, his pets can't stand to be around him and even the skunks have to move.There was an old man named Wallace P. FlynnWho lived in a house in the trees --You could smell him for several miles downwindBecause of his fondness for cheese.For the cheese that was dear to W.P.Was not the mild kind, such as Brie,The cheese of polite society --No, he liked cheese that was in your face!That smelled like socks from a marathon race,Cheese that really stank up the place!
NEWS
December 24, 2009
Keillor is correct about Christmas Thank you for the excellent article by Garrison Keillor, "Nonbelievers, please leave Christmas alone" (Dec. 16). Mr. Keillor is exactly right: "If you're not in the club, then buzz off." He should have added, "And don't post your petty, hate-filled comments against this article." There is nothing "bigoted" about his attitude. It is simply live-and-let-live. There is an astonishing wealth of traditions, art and music surrounding Christmas.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | April 28, 1991
Washington Ballet due at GoucherThe Washington Ballet in Baltimore concludes its season here with two performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Featured both nights will be the Baltimore premieres of Nils Christe's "Quartet 2," Rex Bickmore's "Transformations" and Ray Barra's "Nocturno." Choo-San Goh's "Double Contrasts" concludes the program.Tickets range from $18 to $25 and can be charged by calling 225-3131, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased at the box office (cash only)
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