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A Good Book
"Aaron Pribble, your summary is very well stated (“Teacherland,” December). I’m so glad I bought the book Teacherland. It is thought provoking and entertaining."

Energy Debate
"The March issue letter from your reader regarding free heat in Denmark (in response to “Garbage to Wattage,” Currents, January) is interesting, but way off base. The Copenhagen Post says Denmark tops EU for energy fees, including heating. While the actual energy cost may be low, up to 70 percent of the total bill is accounted for by taxes and fees; a large portion of those taxes goes to subsidize the “low cost” of the energy. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is not true."

More Dance
I was delighted to read your article (“Dance Fever,” February) about dance. The piece has such a positive message introducing exercise and movement alternatives for people of all ages, especially the adult population. I would like to introduce myself. I am Anna Halprin, dance teacher here in Marin County. I offer weekly dance classes here at Mountain Home Studio for people of all walks of life. Most of my classes are attended by adults from all over the world.

Regarding your article on dance, I’d like to add a dance organization to your list of options. Marin Ballet has been offering adult ballet classes at the intermediate level, every weekday, for at least 30-plus years. Currently, we are fortunate to be taught classical and contemporary ballet technique by retired principal dancers from National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet and Dance Theater of Harlem and by the founder and choreographer of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet.

Canal Kudos

What a refreshing, beautifully written story by Javier Zamora (“Canal Street,” March). I am so glad to see a point of view different from what we usually see in Marin Magazine. Javier Zamora and the Canal Area are Marin, as much as the expensive houses showcased in the magazine. I would love to see more real, revealed life. Thank you.


It was a pleasure to read Javier Zamora’s story about immigrating from El Salvador when he was 9 and growing up in San Rafael’s Canal district. It’s one of the most heartfelt articles I’ve seen in Marin Magazine in recent memory — and with a beautiful illustration. I look forward to reading more from him in future issues.

Keep Flying

I was delighted to read your story “Up, Up and Away” (March). I had recently taken a visitor to the top of Mount Tam to see the sights when some of those very same hang gliders suddenly appeared on the horizon. We drove up Ridgecrest to find and photograph them and had a wonderful conversation with David and Judy.



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