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  •  and that alone (6+ / 0-)

    must make this site, at times, very difficult for you.  fascinating, given all that you've had to confront, and all the courage it's required to do so. but there are, simply put, a lot of children here. you're an academic. you're used to a certain level of discourse and conduct; and even when they are not attained, they are, at least implicitly, goals to be striven for.

    for better and worse, this blog is very open and free-wheeling. in some ways, i think that serves it well; but in other ways, i think it's very destructive. i've certainly had my share of invective thrown at me, and i've not always risen above throwing it back. there are some prominent voices, here, who seem to think that personal vituperation is just normal political discourse. a lot of us wrestle with the prevalence of it. some of my favorite people have gbcw'd, but there are too many people i like and respect and enjoy- yourself included, obviously- for me to follow. and despite the destructiveness of certain people, there are still some great discussions.

    i hope you're just having a down day or two, and that the things you enjoy will keep you coming back!

    © 2007 because i needed a homepage, and the world needed another blogger...

    by Laurence Lewis on Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 01:20:58 PM PST

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    •  If buhdy was around... (3+ / 0-)

      ...I'd ask him to stop by and give you a pony for being comment #100. ;-)

      Teacher's Lounge opens every Saturday between 11 am and noon. It's not just for teachers.

      by rserven on Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 01:44:21 PM PST

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      •  Allow me! (4+ / 0-)

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        Robyn, I echo everything Turk said - even if I haven't always dropped a comment of thanks (and even if I'm one of the most Teacher's Lounge-truant teachers here...) when I should have, I've learned an incredible amount by reading your posts.  For many folks - myself included - you are an eloquent, human window into worlds of which we may not otherwise get more than (probably erroneous) glimpses.  Whether it's higher ed funding, curriculum and instruction, or transgender politics, yours is a strong, passionate voice, and I, for one (and fwiw), would miss hearing what you have to say.

      •  When I was new here and scared to death (5+ / 0-)
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        to say anything, I posted a couple of comments on C&J and they were kind.  That made me braver.  Later it was buhdy who kept me happy when I was scared.

        Dawn G did books and I loved going there and seeing people who loved to read.  

        When it seemed she didn't have a diary anymore, I decided to try Bookflurries: Bookchat and people have been kind there.  I enjoy plf's diaries, too, despite coming by too late in the day to really participate.  That is my problem with teacher's lounge, too...sigh.  I guess I am one of the nightowls.

        Even if I don't visit you or teacherken every week, it is important to me to have you here. But, I have learned how exhausting it can be to prepare diaries and answer comments.

        I am wishing you the best possible celebration!  I am so happy for you!
        I hope Debbie's problem is cared for successfully  so you both can relax a little.

        On Friday, I learned that a biopsy on my throat was benign for which I am grateful.

        My very best wishes to you no matter what happens.
        I wouldn't want you to lose out on doing writing that you want to do because I beg you to stay. But...  :)

        "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

        by cfk on Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 03:14:47 PM PST

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    •  it's not just that (2+ / 0-)
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      there are different styles of interaction.  I tend, in general, to be very confrontational.  But I try not to be rude.

      What are you reading? on Friday mornings
      What have you got to learn? (or teach) on Saturdays

      by plf515 on Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 05:50:01 PM PST

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