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Re: The Value of the Getty Art Talk List

From: Judy Nagel (jdnag)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 14:29:10 PDT

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    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 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
    > 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
    > 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 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
    > 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
    > can laugh too if you chose to read this)
    > Have a good day,
    > Judith Decker
    > mdecker
    > 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 mother-in-law's name was
    > Mary....and my son's name is now you know I am JUDITH.
    > ---


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