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My apologies, Rickard.
My fault entirely. My intentions were quite sincere.

Peter
----- 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
> something.
> 
> I was away earlier this week when it was the best opportunity for me the
> respond.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Regards,
>      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.