Posted by Bill R on September 11, 2000 at 19:08:10:
In Reply to: Well, Here I go ... posted by Rich on September 11, 2000 at 15:08:15:
: I can feel the adrenaline pumping and so I really should go take a little jog. Instead, I'm going to post. Your bad luck! :)
: First of all, Vita asked you all to DISCUSS, not to LIKE, the book. A momentous event in the life of a friend ... largely ignored. Not only that, set as it is in the 18th century, it is relevant to the discussion topics of this Board. Am I surprised? Hell no.
: As I mentioned in a post a few days back, I know exactly how Vita feels. Apparently so do others. In the past, we've received E-Mail from individuals who felt slighted because they felt no one ever responded to their posts. Some people take this all very seriously. I never did know what to tell these folks, other than that I could empathize. Take my post of yesterday ... 3 distinct topics that I thought would be of major interest to you all. Discussion generated? 0 Or, my post about this day in history ... the tragic attack on Little Thunder's Brule village. Discussion generated? 1
: What to do? We can guide. We cannot control - This is a recurring issue; I hear myself having said this before - I've learned to live with it. This is something I could elaborate on greatly & it ties in with my rather rambling, apparently pointless, post of 3 Sundays ago ... but, I won't. Instead ...
: I ask the rhetorical question: Has this Board outlived its purpose?
I haven't read the responses yet to the threads which warranted your post, nor even to the responses to YOUR post, but for me, no absolutely not has the board outlived it's usefullness!!! Jeez, you wanna give Adele a heart attack? Or drive Dana crazy?
:) Not to mention all the things we learn constantly, or the fun we have, or the obvious function the board DOES play in making announcements of interest to some or all of us.
Mainly, for me, Getz (that dog) has finally started getting me barrels so I have been busy trying to finish one and catch up on work. Also, much backlog of emails, responses to inquiries and customers warranted my attention. I did read chapter one, hurrieldly, and wanted to go back and read it again liesurely, as well as chapter two. And, I am sure most other folks find things going in cycles - as you suggested. Sometimes we get busy (or feel guilty about the time we DO spend on your wonderful board :) so we put more effort into what we SHOULD be doing. Then too, school started and that takes attention from those who post that have children, PTA, etc etc.
I read the first chapter and enjoyed it, but didnt take it that I should critique the work. I am NO literary critic for sure!
I know what I like, but don't pretend to be a scholar or somebody who would critique a work of love like that when I haven't stepped up to the plate so to speak. Gunmaking sure.
I am critical, especially of my own work. When I truly know what is involved in actually writing a work like that, all that goes into it, then maybe I might venture my opinion. But, not until. I did read it. I applaud the work and the effort that went into it.
Now, unless you want the gnome and all his wee friends to bury your house in clods of kicked earth, give up any thought the board has outlived its usefulness. Whether we post on a given day or not, we support the board, our friends from the board, and most of all support your efforts in keeping it available for us.
hugs to all
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