I did a search of the Phil-Lit, Lit-Ideas, and Theoria past and found the
From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 20:25:10 -0500
Welcome! You HAVE been gone for awhile. David Myers got miffed, took his
Phil-Lit ball and went home. I think he opened a yeshiva in College
Station, Texas. If not, he should. Larry Kramer opened a new
Right-Thinking List at TAMU -- under the auspices of D.G. M. I presume --
and called it Theoria. I think it rhymes with Peoria. There you'll find
the two Larrys (except when Helm gets pissed and disappears for a while).
Tom Hart's still there though and Nancy Sanderson and Lance Simmons and
Delia Friedberg and uh...oh yes, occasionally D.G. Myers
and...and...hmmm...it seemed like so many right-wingers but that's only 7.
There are a few others who occasionally weigh right in, but on Phil-Lit it
always seemed like thousands of them to me. Where did they all go?
Literature and Ideas (Lit-Id) is in its second incarnation. First phoenixed
in the flames of Topica, now by freelists. Andreas Ramos is the
unappreciated janitor of Lit-Id. God bless him. Irene Cassidy had problems
connecting through Topica and eventually gave up (alas), Lawrence Helm is
the ONLY true conservative who posts to Lit-Id -- but only occasionally.
Norbert Sclippa fell off the face of the earth apparently. Norman Miller
has found his tool catalogs more intriguing than any of us -- and who can
blame him ? Robert Paul is still with us but quite appalling in his satiric
take on human nature. Those still alive and still posting that you didn't
mention are John Wager, Marlena Boggs, Eric Yost, Carol Kirschenbaum, Julie
Kruegger, Chris Bruce, Ceri Harris, Richard Henninge, Mirembe Nantango, Phil
Enns, Steven Cameron, Renee Leon, Paul Stone, Brian Connery, John McCreery,
William Ball, Erin Holder, Austin Meredith and JL -- JL? -- well, whenever
JL deigns to post anymore. It's a situation so full of implicatures I can't
begin to explain it all. Jesus Grice! as Paul Stone once exclaimed. Andy
Amago you probably don't know, he's "new". Welcome back. Youl'll find
everyone just as opinionated as they ever were, often entertaining and
sometimes even informative. There may be others that I'm forgetting. I
hope not. But they're all fun. So have fun.
But what the fuck do you mean "OF COURSE, Mike Geary" ?
where coarse is the course.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian" <cabrian@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 5:37 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM
Hello again, all! I doubt anyone remembers me but I was a member of
Phil-Lit several years ago and see in the archives there are a few
people that came to this list. Of course, Mike Geary, but also Judy
Evans, David Ritchie, Michael Chase, Stan Spiegel, et al. What
happened to the old list and David Myers? Where did some of the old-
timers like Lawrence Helm, Irene Cassidy, Norbert Sclippa run off
to? Catch me up on the goings-on, please.
Brian A. Gross
P.S. Is there still a three post per day rule in effect?
On Apr 13, 2019, at 12:19 AM, John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The most important thing I learned from my daughter was that children would
always surprise their parents. By the second half of the 20th century, the
notion that a child would simply follow its parent’s example and live a
similar life was ludicrous. The world was changing too fast.
I’m tempted to try a story on you all. In my world there are rumors of an
impending marriage. When I married I thought there might be some point in a
conversation with my future father-in law. Neither my father-in-law nor I
knew quite what that point might be. They were “let’s make a new future”
types, New Yorkers who had moved to San Diego in order to discard most of
their past. I have no idea how such a conversation went, but he was pleased
with the nod to tradition and the whole deal worked somehow.
My daughter asked if, under similar circumstances, I’d like to have a
conversation with her intended. I said, without thinking, “that might be
good.” So then I had to think through what a conversation between an almost
son-in-law and myself might be about. Obviously there’s no issue of
permission. Why would I have a say in who she chooses to live with? And I
can’t do the, “if you harm my daughter in any way Big Julie will be around
with their baseball bat, with designs upon your knees,” kind of speech.
That’s not the world I live in. So, what? I decided that if/when it happens
we’ll be trying to get past the limits of inter-generational male
conversation. At present he and I discuss cars, sport, engineering…manly but
not lit-ideas kinds of stuff. If you wise people have advice, I’d be happy
to read it.