want to applaud Keith Ammann and Rabbi Michael Lerner [“Your
Land, My Land,” Nov. 11) for their intelligent and sensitive
articles responding to the growing rift between the conservatives
and liberals in this country. Since the election, I found
myself growing increasingly bitter and fearful for our world’s
future, and exuding all my anger and blame on the conservatives
in our country who blindly re-elected Bush. Ammann’s and Lerner’s
insights halted me in my tracks and gave me a renewed vision.
Both writers created a better understanding of what really
needs to be fought/addressed here and now in our country and
provided concrete, peaceful, and insightful ways of achieving
both a common ground with and a
better understanding of the Republicans/conservatives in our
country. Their words gave downhearted progressives like me
the new tools we need to move forward positively and successfully.
I want to thank Ammann and Lerner for their insights, and
Metroland for printing them! I am now reinspired!
last line of the movie Stage Beauty is “I don’t know.”
Ann Morrow not only tells the last line in her review [Cinema,
Nov. 24], she tells that Maria asks the question and why.
In fact, she tells the whole story. She writes a synopsis,
not just her opinion. Why tell people that Ned and Maria get
together at the end of the movie? After telling the reader
the whole story and saying not one positive thing, the sixth
line from the bottom reads, “. . . and the film does have
its charms.” Where did that come from? I never would have
known that from anything that was written before that. Who
would get that far to the end of the article, after reading
such an awful review? Did Jeffrey Hatcher write his play before
the movie Shakespeare in Love? That might be interesting
to check out because I didn’t see any comparison in these
stories that would indicate the latter was Hatcher’s “obvious
I have seen the movie two times and loved it both times.
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