Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — Transported in time
Thanks to the folk music of Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered we were transported back in time to the 1960s recently on the lawn of the Grand Traverse Pavilions. This group sang everything from “Puff the Magic Dragon” to “Blowin’ in the Wind” and ended with “This Land is Your Land.” So many of us Baby Boomers were inspired to act on the political and social issues of our time by the music of Bob Dylan and PP&M and many other folk singers of the ’60s. May we continue to be involved. Thanks for the memories.
Cyclists must obey law
We are all upset by the death of Kelly Boyce Hurlbert, killed by a hit-and-run driver. I feel really sorry for her husband and family. I hope the police catch the person that did this senseless act.
Now I need to vent about all the people riding bicycles who ride like they are the only people on the road. I get really upset when I am driving at night and so many people on bicycles are riding without head and tail light on their bikes.
We need a state law or mandate that all bicycles ridden after dusk must have working lights front and rear so they are more visible. This is law in other states and should be law here. If I drive my car or truck after dusk without my lights on I am subject to a ticket. Bicycles should be treated the same. This should make the road safer for all of us.
Bicycle riders need to obey traffic lights and stop signs; it is the law and they should be ticketed the same as a car or truck driver would be.
Condemn the haters
I was disappointed by the illustration in the Saturday, July 27, opinion section. Does the illustration project that African American, Arab, Asian, European, American, Hispanic and Native American conservatives are racists? Now is the time to condemn the haters and race baiters. Staying silent only perpetuates racism, reverse racism and bigotry. We need to heed Dr. Martin Luther King’s words that we live together as brothers and sisters or die together as fools.