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Re: Stuck in the Middle

Jul 10, 1996 08:50 PM
by Bee Brown

Shaman wrote:
> > ...[Richard Ihle writes]...
> > Welcome to the list to you both.

> Yes. I will. But I do use killfiles...and if someone is too negative,
> I just put them in my killfile. I really don't need that junk in
> my life.
> >  If you need
> > corroboration, just ask Bee
> I don't need corroboration. It seems to be a cycle that mailing
> lists go through.
> >--because it seems like it is only by chance or
> > good fortune that we have her back now
> I agree entirely. I wouldn't want to lose her wisdom -- and she seems
> to have a great deal of it.

 Thank you for those kind words, are you sure you are talking about me? :-) I 
don't come across that way to myself. I joined theos-l nearly a year ago so I 
guess I just plain missed you all and circumstances have changed so here I am 
I am increasingly glad that I am a theosophist in New Zealand as we are a 
closeknit bunch because we are such a small country. I have been president of 
Wanganui Lodge for 3 years and done 4 years as a representative of our Lodge 
at the quarterly presidents meetings at HQ in Auckland. This gives us all a 
chance to express our gripes, comments or accolades and get them off our 
chests. We also represent our members there and take their concerns up there 
for the notice of the Nat President etc. We have 14 Lodges over here and most 
times they are all represented. There have been some issues where it has 
taken years to come to an agreement after much give and take. I think we all 
give our President many headaches with our independent thinking and refusal 
to agree to something that we don't like. 
We spent Sunday morning up there discussing what our Lodges are doing and 
what help we would like from HQ and we all know each other quite well so we 
help each other when we can. We have also had some real strife from attempted 
Lodge take-over bids but it gets handled one way or another. It often amazes 
me how two descriptions of the same fact can be so entirely different but I 
have learned much about that since joining e-mail discussions.
I also joined the Millenium List not long after Theos-l and I only lurk there 
but I am so impressed by the thoughtfulness of most of them in discussing 
much more diverse subjects than we do. There has been an occassional tiff but 
it has always stopped short of getting nasty. They talk about UFO's, weather 
patterns, end times prophesies, in fact anything that remotely relates to the 
name of the list And they usually disagree with each other quite pleasantly.

> > ~anything goes~ not merely applying to the free exchange of ideas, but
> > ~anything goes~ extended to the level of insult/hatred/ridicule we allow
> > ourselves to send to one another as well.
> Okay. I understand you totally...and agree entirely...but I would
> like to see it as part of the agreement that goes along with signing
> up for the list...and that people will monitor themselves on
> that. When someone's post really, really pisses me off, I usually
> wait a day to respond...if I consider it to be worth posting about
> it at all.
> bcs
> -- --
> Baltimore Chessman-Sweeney                     "I strive to be the person
>                                                 my dog thinks I am."
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