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Letter: On the Other Hand...

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The editor’s letter in your September issue really hit the nail on the head. I, for one, am disillusioned with the whole political process. Most of the Members of Parliament are there to serve their own “kingdom.” I tried to listen to the first leaders’ debate, but I finally had to turn it off: the leaders were constantly interrupting one another (something we scold children for doing). Now, when a political advertisement comes on TV, I hit the “mute” button. Please don’t tell me what the other party is doing wrong; please tell me what you can do for me....

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Letter: If You Think It’s So Easy...

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Regarding September’s editor’s letter, “’Tis the Season for More Hot Air,” I do not believe we are the victims of hot election-campaign air. If I could collect all the hot air from complaining potential voters (and some editors), I would have enough to heat my home for several winters. Are we forced to vote for candidates that we wouldn’t trust to walk our dogs? I suggest that, if input equals output, we get the candidates that we deserve. How many of those complaining about political candidates, leaders, and parties would step up and stand as a candidate or leader? If politicians,...

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Letter: The Healing Power of Music

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I read with great interest “Communication Disorders,” the article on aphasia in the July/August issue. I was surprised, however, that it didn’t mention the power of music and song in recovery. In my personal journey with my husband, I found it invaluable. We were at our cabin in a remote area when he simply fell and couldn’t get up or even respond to me. During the wait for help to arrive (1 to 1½ hours), the only comforts I could give him were to hold him and sing to him. At the hospital the next day, the prognosis was grim. Tests...

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