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Re: FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0363  Friday, 10 September 2010

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Date:        September 10, 2010 
Subject: FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor
Comment:     SHK 21.0351  FOR SHAKSPER: Request from Your Editor

Subscribers:

Sorry for the long interruption; as I have warned, there will be many of these the 
next four or five weeks. One unanticipated problem that took a while to solve 
involved my e-mail program. I did my best and recover 3 or 4 messages for the list 
but am afraid some submissions might have been lost. If you do not see, a message 
you sent in today's mailings, please re-send it and accept my apologies.

Let me remind everyone that clearly identifying your submissions to the list with 
something like "FOR SHAKSPER" or "FOR HARDY" for private messages to me will help me 
in not overlooking your messages and inadvertently deleting your submission with the 
hundreds and hundreds of SPAMs I receive a day.

Thanks for your cooperation,
Hardy

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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