Klarinet Archive - Posting 000213.txt from 1998/04
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Loosing and losing
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 07:04:17 -0400
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.33
> Subj: Re: Loosing and losing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Hickling <hickling@-----.Net>
> |their minds being on higher things. But seeing such subliteracy on a
> |writers' list is disturbing.
> Are you sure you are criticizing the right list? We're musicians, not
> writers. (composers maybe) Maybe much more intelligent musicians... after
> all, we all play the clarinet, RIGHT? <g>
Jason has a valid point, but so does Lee. Eventually, if you play
well enough or have something important to say about clarinet playing,
you will be asked to write something. It is inevitable.
And the quality of some of the English prose on this list could
definitely be improved. It goes far beyond spelling to syntax,
grammar, and usage.
Written communication is always difficult and stressful because
the slightest error and it does not turn out as you wanted to do.
But if one is writing about their specialty or their central
interest in life or the core of their income-producing capability,
and one wishes to convince others of the rectitude of the approach,
good prose goes a long way to doing it.
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California