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On Guard Congratulations on a well-written and insightful piece on Rajon Rondo (“The Stubborn, Impatient, Self-Centered, and Absolutely Essential Rajon Rondo,” November 15). As a Celtics fan for the past half century and a fan of good prose for almost that length of time, I enjoyed the way Charles P. Pierce melded those so well.

Ron Klein / Spokane, Washington

Rarely do I read a sports article with a Faulkner reference. Great stuff. Thanks for shedding some light on the enigma that is Rondo.

Dennis Kohut / Concord

Excellent piece on Rondo, who is as intriguing as he is talented. He is a quiet assassin on the floor, and you never know what he’ll do, but he’ll do something spectacular in every game. The last guy who did that night in and night out was Larry Bird.

Glenn Rifkin / Acton

Just finished reading your piece on Rondo and was thoroughly entertained. Great writing is still alive in the dailies!

William Dwyer / Brighton

Save the Bats Thank you for the informative “What’s Killing the Bats?” (November 15). While I’m not a fan of having one fly through my house, I appreciate their often overlooked contribution to maintaining a balance in nature.

Patricia Bagley / Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Since bats are important to our survival and this fungus isn’t, can we plan some direct intervention to save the bats? The first thing that came to mind was releasing non-activated oxine into the caves. This is used for poultry houses by some bird keepers. I say we use some technology to give bats a chance to bounce back against this thing!

Dee Dreslough / Ashford, Connecticut

Tolerance Regarding “A Church Disagreement” (Miss Conduct, November 15), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recently allowed for “Lutherans in lifelong, publicly accountable, monogamous same-gender relationships to serve as ELCA associates in ministry, clergy, deaconesses and diaconal ministers.” This means that the couple searching for a Lutheran church that does not disparage gay men and women can find one. They should look for an ELCA church and not a Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod, which disagrees with ELCA on this issue.

Kelley Whitmore / Boston

I’ve always considered myself a liberal. I taught in the “Freedom Schools” in Boston in the early ’60s. I was brought up in a home in which all people were considered equal, and I was active in the civil rights movement. I’m surprised that now I’m considered a bigot because I oppose gay marriage. I oppose it because I believe we must always stand up for truth. And I believe two people of the same sex living together is not marriage. Miss Conduct has a right to disagree with me. Actually, I think she’s the intolerant one, because she’s intolerant of people who disagree with her on this issue.

Joan Sheridan / Needham

Comments? Write to or The Boston Globe Magazine/Letters, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819. Letters are subject to editing.

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