Hi Bill how's the coffee? Mine's not so great lately.
Yes, I would like to see more about other authors. I do love Tolkien,
honestly the man was a genius, but I want to hear more about today too.
And I especially want to know who else reads Kazantzakis, or knows people
who do. I am behind in my reading, but he's one of my favorites, and I'd
really like some insights.
Do you know that there are rats with curly coats? I have never seen one.
Do you think they would have better insulation when they had to swim away
from the ship?
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> [Original Message]
> From: Bill West <lunacy2@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 5/11/2005 2:31:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] From the Council of Stewards
> In the interest of full disclosure, let me say upfront that I am
> co-moderator of the
> other list with Lizzie.
> This might be rambling. I slept in late and my first cup of coffee
> hasn't quite
> taken hold as yet. Apologies in advance.
> While I am not one of the listmembers who has written Joan privately
> the list, I have expressed similiar opinions in posts here. I wasn't
> how many others might feel the same way until folks began joining the
> List. There's a lot of people on this list who never post and while I'm
> sure there's
> many who are see no problem, I'm equally sure there are others who do
> prefer not to voice it and deal with the fall out after.
> For example, those who've written Joan offlist have been labeled
> It makes them sound like sailors downbelow decks plotting mutiny.
> Why should anyone who raises a legitmate concern about the tone and
> of the list be stuck with such a label?
> It points to the reason why they took it in private to Joan.
> I think I've been on this list three or four years now, and for the
> most part,
> it's usually the same group of about a dozen folks involved in the
> I know from being on other lists that not everyone on a mail list
> but I would have thought I'd see some others out of 310 members
> over a three or four year span. A good portion of them most likely simply
> agree with the opinions the others expressed and see no reason to add
> And others..and I readily concede they may be few...might not agree but
> don't speak because they've seen how some others who've advanced an
> idea contrary to the active group are sometimes treated.
> The other list was started after the last go round over Lewis
> because it became
> exactly that..a go-round..with the tone becoming..umm..shall we
> say...acidic? Liz
> and I emailed back and forth about it and then started the Disaffected
> list as a place
> where some of the issues raised here could be continued a bit more
> civily and other
> authors outside of the Inklings could be discussed. We hope people will
> feel able to
> raise any issue for spirited debate without fear of unkind commentary.
> Now..all that being said..
> I must disagree respectfully with the proposed Rule change. I'm a
> I deal in ideas. Limiting how many posts a person can make a day (except
> cases of abuse, such as flooding or spamming) seems a form of censorship.I
> think that Joan has done a great job and I trust her to continue to do so
> without the imposing of any barriers to the flow of ideas.
> I know I have more to say but that first cup of coffee has come and
> and I think I'm going to go make another.