The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0351 Wednesday, 1 September 2010
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.
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