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Why don't you send me a check (I will supply my mailing address, if needed)
to take to the nearest psychiatrist (preferably a feminist, at least by
vocation) so that treatment may commence?

I am sorry my very modest pension prevents me from paying for such services
out of my own pocket.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Gish - Women's Studies" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: WORDS AND AGE


> My Dear Jacek,
>
> Well, I don't believe it.  It is obvious that your reaction is both
> personal and obsessive, and if you remember, many members of
> the list also objected to the vicious attacks in which you partake.
>
> Perhaps it would surprise you how many of the members of this list
> are also Eliot scholars, who once imagined it as a place to
> exchange ideas.
>
> Perhaps it would also surprise you, but I could use a great many
> unkind and even nasty adjectives about your apparent character,
> but it would be silly, and I am not interested.  The idea that it is up
> to you to somehow correct me is part of your obsession.  I do hope
> you get help.
>
> With concern,
> Nancy
>
>
> On 16 Sep 2003, at 13:24, Jacek Niecko <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > My dear Nancy:
> >
> > I'm fully prepared to follow you on the tack you seem to have decided to
> > take.
> >
> > Believe it, or not, I have not been reacting to you personally.
> >
> > I have no interest whatsoever in you as a person--I am sure you're as
fine a
> > scholar as any, although it's impossible to imagine a scholar of any
> > significance wanting to waste time and energy on participating in a
forum of
> > this kind--harmless, but fundamentally useless.
> >
> > My problem is with the haughty snottiness that you display and, if
you're
> > honest, you'll note that I'm not the first, last, and/or only
"participant"
> > to have commented on your attitude.
> >
> > Jacek
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 6:30 PM
> > Subject: Re: WORDS AND AGE
> >
> >
> > > My Dear Jacek,
> > >
> > > Your problem is deeper than I thought.  Such vicious animosity
> > > against someone you do not know is a cause for deep concern.
> > > Obsession is unhealthy, as I am sure you know.
> > >
> > > I realize you are not a colleague, but I meant in the sense of a
fellow
> > > Eliot reader.  It was a form of courtesy.
> > >
> > > I think my intellect is not at stake, but I was not trying to be witty
> > > but to be concerned about your problem.
> > > My sincere good wishes for your recovery,
> > > Nancy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Date sent:              Mon, 15 Sep 2003 17:45:27 -0400
> > > Send reply to:          "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum."
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > > From:                   Jacek Niecko <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Subject:                Re: WORDS AND AGE
> > > To:                     [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > My dear Nancy:
> > >
> > > At YOUR level of intellectual endeavour you should be able to come
> > > up with
> > > something wittier and/or more impressive than this.
> > >
> > > And, for the record, I am not your colleague, whatever that means.
> > >
> > > And you can jog yourself into eternity, so far as I am concerned.
> > >
> > >
> > > Jacek
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> > > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 4:54 PM
> > > Subject: Re: WORDS AND AGE
> > >
> > >
> > > > My Dear Jacek,
> > > >
> > > > You really must try to curb this unnatural, obsessive concern with
> > > > my ideas.  It's not healthy; you need to have some thoughts on your
own,
> > > > or you might try meditating.  I do worry about you--but not much, as
I
> > > > do not ever think of what you say at all except when you exhibit
this
> > > > nervous tendency.  Have you considered jogging? Camomile tea?
Soothing
> > > > music?  Reading T. S. Eliot? Believe me, your concerned colleague,
Nancy
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Date sent:              Mon, 15 Sep 2003 16:14:46 -0400
> > > > Send reply to:          "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum."
> > > <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > From:                   Jacek Niecko <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > Subject:                Re: WORDS AND AGE
> > > > To:                     [log in to unmask]
> > > >
> > > > And all this crap has something to do with Thomas Stearns Eliot
> > > > and/or his
> > > > work?
> > > >
> > > > It's astonishing that Ms. Nancy Gish of Maine hasn't waded in yet
> > > > with her
> > > > typical finesse and charm.
> > > >
> > > > Jacek Niecko
> > > > Washington DC
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 3:22 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: WORDS AND AGE
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > "Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Visit http://world.std.com/~raparker/temp/age.html and then
click on
> > > > > > the link that represents your age.
> > > > >
> > > > > So far I've gotten only 20 hits (out of about 250 list members!)
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm keeping the average secret so you can keep on sending in
> > > > > your age and your guess as to the average age.  Gunnar will have
> > > > > to set the time and date for the contest's end.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >     Rick Parker
> > > >