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.