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Peninsula readers' letters: Jan. 2
From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 01/01/2010 06:10:16 PM PST
Updated: 01/01/2010 06:10:17 PM PST
Old habits die hard
Dear Editor: Like the old eagle that had been chained so long to a stake in the ground that he'd worn a rut in the ground from walking round and round. When his master finally decided to liberate and set him free, he took the metal ring off and tossed the eagle up into the air. But it just flip-flopped right back down to the ground, walked back over to the old rut and started walking around the rut again. No chain. No bird band. Just the old habit.
Help us to change the things that need to be changed, and not to change the things that don't need to be changed, and especially, help us to know the difference.
Ted Rudow III,MA