My apologies, Rickard.
My fault entirely. My intentions were quite sincere.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: civility
> Oh darn! My name has been brought up and I believe I've got to write
> I was away earlier this week when it was the best opportunity for me the
> Thanks for the kind words.
> I've no problem with Nancy's last reply to one of my posts.
> I feel funny about adding civility suggestions (does it make me
> uncivil?) but I've found that when I feel I have to complain to just one
> person a personal email instead of a post to the list is the best way to
> do it.
> When I do write a personal email I try to remember to add "Off list" at
> the beginning of the the subject line. I caution you **NOT** to do this
> by hitting the "Reply" button and then changing the "To" and "Subject"
> fields. That's because I've hit that button and forgot to change the
> recipient's address from TSE to the personal address. If that doesn't
> sound bad enough think what could happen when that mail gets responded
> to thinking that a personal communication is going on. So -- double
> check the address when sending OR replying to an off list message.
> Now I feel a bit uncivil by not having responded to Diana's last reply
> to me. I hope she'll forgive me but I feel that I've spent enough of my
> time writing about Eliot and anti-Antisemitism for now.
> Rick Parker
> P.S. - I've spent Friday evening and Saturday morning watching and
> listening to the services for Senator Kennedy. Massachusetts Governor
> Deval Patrick had this to say Friday:
> A friend of mine told me recently the story of Ted's plans to attend
> the funeral of Yitzhak Rabin, the late prime minister of Israel. The
> day before he left for Jerusalem, he called the White House and
> asked if it would be appropriate to bring some soil from Arlington
> Cemetery. No one knew the answer. So that day, he went to the graves
> of his two brothers and scooped up some soil, and he carried that
> precious commodity in a shopping bag to the funeral of Rabin. And
> after the ceremonies, after the crowd had dispersed, away from the
> cameras and the press, he carefully, respectfully, lovingly spread
> that soil on Rabin's grave. No publicity, just a good man doing a
> sweet thing.