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FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0351  Wednesday, 1 September 2010

From:         Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:         Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Subject:      FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor 

Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers:

Despite my allegiance to my Boomer Generation and my mindset that I am somehow 
or other still in my 20s -- 

"People try to put us d-d-d-d-d-d-down . . . Just because we get around . . . 
Things they do look awful c-c-c-c-cold . . . I hope I die before I get old" 
(Naaaaay, not this last sentiment, especially since I'm there already) -- 

ANYWAY, some of the time I find myself feeling . . .  "What a drag it is getting 
old"  -- as I am finding that some of my body parts are wearing out. 

In a couple of weeks, I am scheduled for my first cataract surgery and am amazed 
over the past six months at how much closer I have had to lean into my computer 
screen to read what's on it.

I am excited at the prospect of regaining something approaching my vision as I 
had come to know it, but until then and during the recovery period and probably 
for sometime after I am asking a favor of subscribers.

The combination of my clouding vision and the incredible number of spams I 
receive has lead to my inadvertently deleting an increasing number of the 
messages that have been sent for distribution to the list members. 

I had an intuitive flash that I might be better able to manage messages to the 
list if they were more clearly visible, so if I may indulge list members let me 
make the following request.

To better increase the chances that I will not delete messages unintentionally, 
I am requesting that members include something like "FOR HARDY" or "FOR 
SHAKSPER" at the beginning of the subject line as I have done above. 

I intent this not as a requirement for publication but more along the lines of 
being a suggestion by or a courtesy to your aging editor. 

Please excuse, what I am sure that many will consider a waste of their time, but 
I do hope that my attempt at self-deprecating humor will mitigate any ill will 
resulting or extra keystrokes you might make because of my embarrassing request. 

Thanks,
Hardy

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