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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

Alas, we cannot publish every letter we receive. And we won't publish letters that are anonymous, hateful, illiterate, or otherwise in our judgment do not benefit the readers of Anglicans Online. We usually do not publish letters written in response to other letters. We edit letters to conform with standard AO house style for punctuation, but we do not change, for example, American spelling to conform to Canadian orthography. On occasion we'll gently edit letters that are too verbose in their original form. Email addresses are included when the authors give permission to do so.

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Letters from 2 to 8 January 2012

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

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Happy civil new year

Thank you for your thoughtful, faith-filled, common sense reflection to begin the calendar new year. Your continual reminders that the life of the Body of Christ goes on in all the faithful, loving choices of each of us are helpful in the midst of temptation to get all fussed and bothered over passing storms.

The graphic at the top of the page is wonderful. Where did you find it? Who is the artist? Does it have a title? Is there a story behind it?

Thank you, thank you for all that you do!

Sr. Diana, C.T.
Community of the Transfiguration
Eureka, California, USA
2 January 2012

Editor: The image is by American artist Rockwell Kent [1882-1971]. Wikipedia has a good overview of his life. With regard to the graphic — a woodcut titled 'Goodspeed' — apparently Kent created it as an illustration for a brochure for the American Car and Foundry Company sometime in the 1930s. It was published in Graphic Design, edited by Leon Friend and Joseph Hefter, Whittlesey House, 1936 (long out of print), where we first came across it. There are now many images on the web, although most do not reference its original title (probably because it isn't widely known).

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Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All published letters are in our archives.


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