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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001600.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] The insults keep flying
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 09:14:35 -0400

Michael,

It may surprise you, but I agree with most of what you wrote. However, I
did want to respond to a few things - don't worry - I am not doing that to
argue! See below.....

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998, Michael Kolos wrote:
> Have you ever heard that often, one finds the problems in others that
> one has themselves? I can't say that I've found your position to be any
> less flexible than what you consider Jonathan's to be.
> I know many people complain about the topics of messages, and I try to
> keep open minded, but when it comes to personal attacks, it seems to me
> to be out of place.

Yes, I have found that to be true.........and I would be the first to
admit that I am very similar to Jonathan in terms of reactions. I would
like to think that there are smalls differences in our approach to
"being right"........

> So if you and Jonathan enjoy battling with words, we all have private
> email addresses. I doubt messages with a specific reader in mind need
> to be sent to the entire list to show that you are right. Accept the
> differences silently to the public and if you must debate privately.

For most people I do this.........but Jonathan is a high profile person
with a tendency to use that high profile alone as his argument. Beyond
his CD's, his professional work isn't much different than any of the other
performer/teacher's on the list (his CD's are quite good though aren't
they!?)....yet he espouses as though everyone is beneath him. My
experience with bullies is that, unless someone stands up to them, they
keep ruining life for others. It is possible I could have left more of it
alone.......however......what is done is dones.

> Please increase your maturity levels and think before posting.
> No one likes flame wars.

Well, we are all capable of becoming imature for even a little time....but
I hope we are forgiven?

Thanks for your note.....I know you mean well by it <not to be read
sarcastically....I meant it>.

Roger

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