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Re: tone

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Kit Eakle (keakle-center.org)
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 11:48:54 -0400


>Mark and Charlotte,
>I also agree with your observations about the overall tone of this listserv.
>Perhaps the membership is getting comfortable with each other and letting
>off steam...we all know about stress in our positions! I have felt
>uncomfortable with some of the bantering that has happened lately. It seems
>antithetical to our purposes. We are all creative, informed and active
>people; we're bound to have some differences! Like our subject, we should
>celebrate our diversity! Isn't that what makes life interesting?
>And we all have demanding jobs, which need our energy...what a shame to
>waste it in verbal posturing! Let's just share ideas, enjoy each other, and
>continue to learn.
>I have felt a real sense of community here, and although I have disagreed
>with peoples' opinions, I never felt the need to discourage them. Use that
>energy...grow from it!
>Enough said. I'm happy to have this resource.
>
>Sandy

Amen- and I apologize if I have contributed to that tone. No flames were
intended, as I tried to explain in my reply to the following note that came
to me as a result of my postings

">Kit, When you teach kids do you SCREAM at them when
>they misspell a word, or is that just for stupid adults?" end note.

I replied

"Sorry-

No screams intended, only emphasis. I am just learning listserv etiquette,
and screams were not implied. I saw no other way than caps to graphically
point up where the two spellings were different.

I did not believe the misspelling was stupid, probably only a typo
recopied, but the etymological differences seemed to have some relevance to
the conversation, and I thought pointing up the difference might even
reinforce the spelling, if it was a problem for some. I likewise thank you
for reinforcing to me the lesson in etiquette,

k:-/"

Once again to all my apologies - and enough of spelling lessons on
integration or any other word. Using the energy and growing it indeed, is
what this MUST be about.

Kit

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Kit Eakle
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ArtsEdge
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
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