I'm glad you're Judith. If somebody called me Judith, I'd think it was my
mother writing that she was mad at me! LOL Call me Judy (Nagel)
----- Original Message -----
From: mdecker <mdecker>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 1:31 PM
Subject: The Value of the Getty Art Talk List
> Let us keep the spirit alive! Some one asked a question about the value of
> the list....Let me tell you what is has done for me. It has given me an
> of professional and personal development everyday that I have read the
> digest. How many other educators can say they spend an hour a day on
> Professional development....professional development that is FREE?
> I have Janice to thank for her spirit and enthusiasm in the way she
> responded to a negative comment. I have never seen that person post a
> negative comment since. She certainly influenced that person. I have
> daily that negative comments have nearly disappeared. Differences in
> opinions are highly valued...but slams against our ideas...or telling one
> their idea is wrong...is not valued. We consider ALL points of view now on
> the list. This is what we need to do to keep the list alive. (to quote
> "IMHO"....In my humble opinion)
> Larry P. was right that we need to encourage free flow...criticizing what
> one has said limits free flow of ideas and some of those who were
> may have left the list (I miss Wizzle...I do not know Wizzle, but always
> enjoyed her input))
> I am not criticizing George W. Bush in his comments here "Government can
> spend money, but it cannot put hope in someone's heart or a sense of
> in their lives" (quote from Lima News 7/11)..."That is done....by
> synagogues, mosques and charities"
> Mr. Bush, I respect your opinion, but...the one place all children have to
> go is school....Public schools are funded with government money....money
> that says "In God We Trust".
> Is this a message just for the people who have the most money? I believe
> ones who put the most trust in god are the ones who earn the least (our
> ministers and missionaries--a long tradition in my family). I think since
> every child goes to school....the schools must "put hope in someone's
> and a sense of purpose in their lives". Let us face the fact that many
> children do not go to church.
> I agree with Mr. Bush that the "party of Lincoln has not always carried
> mantle of Lincoln"...Mr. Lincoln did many great things for our country, he
> is a hero for many....but not for our Native Americans (I will let you do
> your own research there).
> Let us help the children understand the meaning of the pledge. "One Nation
> Under God"....They say that every morning...It is time they are taught how
> to believe the words they are saying. When will we ever learn the messages
> of Dr. Suesse...the story of the "Sneatches"? I believe Dr. Suesse had a
> very important message for one an all!
> Oh my....here I go again...getting too wordy...delete now if you
> list has helped me with many personal and professional problems and has
> helped me to become a better teacher. Let us hope the list remains....and
> not...do as I have done and create your own "Art Talk List"...some people
> get messages from me at all hours of the day....writing helps me deal with
> and understand my problems...and helps them go away....POOF! I know it has
> done the same for others....Continue to treat one another with respect and
> the list shall remain.
> I apologize to those who get the digest and have to scroll on past the
> lengthy post....I will be laughing as I use my little wheel.....(and
> Henry....you can laugh too if you chose to read this)
> Have a good day,
> Judith Decker
> P.S. I have decided to help everyone figure out the Judy's (or Judie) on
> list....Now so everyone knows when someting comes form me....I will sign
> JUDITH....I think that will take care of some of the confusion....laugh
> on...laugh on...I have had pleasure in the fact that some of you thought
> name was Mary....the "m" is my husband Mark...my mother-in-law's name was
> Mary....and my son's name is Matthew....so now you know I am JUDITH.
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