What a terrific tribute to the volunteer spirit! Thank you Lissi for sharing that with all of us --- I sent it out to the Bookshare Team and received a response from Jim saying he'd actually blogged it this morning here: http://benetech.blogspot.com/2008/08/booksharian-heroes-hit-40000.html Your poem came at a time when we are celebrating another special milestone: 40,000 books in the collection as of yesterday! So many reasons to smile and say thank you ... Pavi -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Paula and James Muysenberg Sent: Fri 8/15/2008 9:24 AM To: Bkvol Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Booksharian Heroes Ann, Thanks for the explanation. I had tried looking up Filk in the dictionary, but no go. I then asked my kids if this was a new slang word I hadn't heard yet, but they were puzzled, too. Thank you for solving the mystery. Smile. Paula ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 7:20 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Booksharian Heroes > Hi all, > > Um, I was thinking about my compliments to Lissi, and I realized that > maybe some of you looked at my message and grumped, "What's wrong with > her? Can't she spell or what? What does she mean filking?" > > I should have explained. Filking is taking a well-known song, usually > a folk song, and putting new words to it. It's a term that came out of > Science Fiction convention lore. Again, sorry for not explaining > before. I'm usually more careful than that. I figure Lissi knew what > I meant, or if she didn't Evan did. However, that didn't take in the > rest of you. > > Ann P. > > -- > Ann K. Parsons > Portal Tutoring > EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.portaltutoring.info > Skype: Putertutor > > "All that is gold does not glitter, > Not all those who wander are lost." > > Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit > www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 3357 (20080814) __________ > > The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. > > http://www.eset.com > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.