Letters to the editor, December 2011
This a traditional letter column. You are encouraged to write a letter of comment on anything that you find worthy of comment. It will (may) be published in this column along with my reply. As editor I reserve the right to delete material; however I will not alter the undeleted material. E-mail to me that solely references the contents of this site will be assumed to be publishable mail. All other e-mail is assumed to be private. And, of course, anything marked not for publication is not for publication. Oh yes, letters of appreciation for the scholarly resources provided by this site will be handled very discreetly. This page contains the correspondence for December 2011.
From: bill holman
I’m Miranda, doing gymnastics since childhood and I love swimming. I’ve got shiny smile and attractive body.
PS I looked your snapshot, and I want to meet you.
Hope get more information about you.
I am curious. Did you start out in life as Bill or as Miranda? I’m sorry, I just don’t think we are a match. I never quite know which way to swing when I’m with a transexual.Return to index of contributors
From: Andrew Lamb
I found some sources relating to this myth. I mention these in an article I published a few years ago at http://creation.com/evolution-by-fiat-and-faith#500pilt.
Thanks for the information. I have updated the page to reflect your information.Return to index of contributors
From: Anthony R. Lewis, PhD, FN
Saw this posted on Facebook
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?”
“Well,” he said, “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person, to empty the bathtub.”
“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket, because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”
“No,” he said. “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”
Er, ah, yes. I would have supposed that one would use the bucket to get most of the water and then use the teaspoon to finish to get the last remnant….Return to index of contributors
From: Mark Seumas
I am Mr. Mark Seumas, Executive Director & Chief financial Officer of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong. I ask for your partnership in re- profiling funds.
I am so sorry. I am an American and in our country profiling is unconstitutional. I do wish I could help you, but there is nothing I can do.Return to index of contributors
From: Harry Goodman
Attention: The Managing Director
You should have written earlier. We are already delivering a wide variety of products, principally munitions and high tech surveilance devices, both to Iraq and Iran. Unfortunately for you we are under an exclusive contract with the US Department of Defense. Please write us again when the Americans are less busy with their foreign adventures.Return to index of contributors
From: Roy maloney
Am Mr Roy and am inquiry into your company about Rivets? And i will like you to get back to me with the types, sizes and prices of them so i can proceed with the one am ordering. And i will like to know if you do Accepts major credit card as the mode of payments, And try and include your contact details when getting back to me , so i can give you a call as soon as possible,
You Kind Attention and Prompts Response Will Be Much Appreciated,
I’m sorry Roy, you’ve got the wrong chap. It’s true that I did perform in the Rivets plays, but I was merely a poor player. What you need to do is to contact NESFA press and order Rivets!!! The Science Fiction Musicals of Mark M. Keller and Sue Anderson.Return to index of contributors
From: Lee R Piazza
I encountered a most interesting poem the other day in the NEW YORKER. I have found no discussion about it. Perhaps it is behind the pay wall on the NYer. I found it in an old print issue. Since you are a poet(more traditional- your stuff(which is very good) rhymes)) I thought you might comment on it.
Wrong About the Horse
The old woman felt sorry for herself
I almost didn’t read it. I noticed the title(which is why I almost didn’t read it) and noticed horse as I read down, but I absolutely did not expect that final line.
It’s an interesting poem. Here is an obvious sort of reading. The verse about the old woman expresses a certain kind of suffering in life. She not only has suffered; she is in bondage to her suffering. The next two verses express two different life strategies – ways of not being the old woman.Return to index of contributors
From: Lee R Piazza
So I hope this does. Let me know.
My apologies for being slow. “Email me” should work now. Thanks for letting me know.Return to index of contributors
From: Nancy Zehler
I am interested in a message board post by Dawn regarding John Mathias Scheier and information on him and his family. The email address for Dawn is no longer available and I was hoping that you would know where I can contact her.
Sent from my iPad
I’m sorry, you must have had the wrong email address. I don’t recognize John Mathias Scheier or dawn.Return to index of contributors
From: Sampson Wilcox
I am an undergraduate senior at Clark University, and recently discovered some long abandoned offices in the basement of my language building, notably, the offices of Ray Barbera (involved in the Piltdown Plot Project), and other professors.
The spaces contain material regarding the Piltdown Plot Project, and I wanted to see if there were any holes regarding the work of Professor Blinderman, or if in any way my finding of materials could be of some help.
This is a little bit difficult. Professor Blinderman is deceased. The other principal in the effort was Professor David Joyce. According to the Math department listing of people, he is still a faculty member. He is the man to contact. As I understand it, the project has been abandoned. However the materials should be preserved. If Professor Joyce is not available you might try the University library.
From: Sarah Washington
I just wanted to say thanks for making your page https://richardhartersworld.com/~cri/dinosaur.html …I’ve been on the hunt for some new dinosaur reference guides for the library, and your page has been a big help!
Here’s another resource I’ve been using with the kids; they really seem to like it. I think it would fit in well with your resources: “Teaching Kids About Dinosaurs” – http://www.onlineteachingdegree.com/resources/teaching-kids-about-dinosaurs/
Would you mind adding it to your page for me? Our librarian’s daughter (Karyn) was the one who found it. She’s been doing some excellent research. Let me know if you add it so I can show her!
Thank you for the suggestion. It looks like an execellent resource. I am adding a link.Return to index of contributors
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