In reference to Mark Rubin's commentary ("Today's little match girls," Jan. 17) I thought it was an excellent example of bibliotherapy, which is the use of a character in literature for identification of a person's own experience. This is an effective way for a person of any age, but especially young people, to begin to talk about something difficult. Besides identifying with the character, the person is able to put some emotional distance between themselves and a problem. This helps with perspective and is a technique used in solution-focused counseling.
Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Open daily through Dec. 27. 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays. 740-3535, bentleyvilleusa.org. Train to Bentleyville. Starting 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 20. 722-1273, northshorescenicrailroad.org. Christmas City Express. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 20. 722-1273, northshorescenicrailroad.org. Santa at Fitger's. Breakfast with Santa 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19 at the Midi Restaurant.
While Donald Trump and Ben Carson do not see climate change as important, recent studies show that the majority of Republican voters do. Constituents want our politicians to listen to us and represent our best interests. With climate change increasing, burying our heads in the sand is not useful. We need to talk about climate change and what is necessary to leave a healthier world to our next generation. Citizens' Climate Lobby is working for legislation to reduce the current pattern of climate change.
Vote Gary Anderson I'm writing in support of Gary Anderson to represent the First District on the Duluth City Council. I spoke with him recently about an issue close to my heart. I found out that a group on the other side of that issue, one with a lot money and power, had already talked to him about it. They pushed him to accept their position but he had declined. In spite of their influence, he would not take a stand because he did not know enough about the issue and wanted to study it before committing. I appreciate the strength of character this takes.
Bruce Feiler will speak on "Sacred Journeys" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and booksigning will follow the presentation. Feiler is one of the country's preeminent writers about the role of religion in contemporary life.
Friends of the Lakewalk celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the first section of the Duluth Lakewalk from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park on Sunday, Sept. 20, by greeting the many people that used the landmark that beautiful day.
Ongoing events Vendors: Open at noon daily. Arts, crafts, games and more. Magic show: 1 and 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Free climbing wall. Ages 4 and older. Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Helicopter rides. 10 a.m. to dusk, Thursday and Friday. Twin Ports Joyride. Get $7 off a sober ride to a residence from participating cab companies. Entertainment. Noon to 10 p.m. daily. XXXXXXXX PLEASE BOLD DAYS/DATES, TIMES AND EVENT NAMES XXXXXXXXX Wednesday, Aug. 5 11 a.m. Valley Youth Center Golf Scramble Enger Golf Course. 5 p.m.
Roger Reinert and Erik Simonson had it right in their May 24 Budgeteer article. ("What is the future of the Lake Superior Zoo?") The integrity of the zoo as a zoo must be maintained. I am always leery of the recommendations of consultants who sometimes are used to confirm what some individuals in charge already have in mind.
Thank you, Rep. Simonson for bringing up this issue! The building of an Edison high school will be very bad for our district. I am not sure if we can change the course that Edison has embarked on. The building of the Edison new middle school several years ago has already had serious ramifications on ISD 709's enrollment. Two years ago, Edison announced their intention of building a high school.
Duluth Gospel Tabernacle will host a Blessing of the Bikes for motorcyclists on Sunday, June 7 at 1515 W. Superior St. Registration is at 10 a.m. followed by a worship service and a scenic ride. Lunch will be served and prize giveaways offered. For information call (218) 722-1928 or go to www.duluthgospeltab.org . 0607.F.DBN. bless bikes.jpg Hollis Graves, associate pastor of the Duluth Tabernacle, gives the blessing of the bikes in 2011. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)