ANST - Talen's Hot Button - Clarifications
Richard L. Rohde
talen at microtutors.com
Fri Aug 1 08:56:29 PDT 1997
Well, little did I know how my soapbox speech would set off other's
"hot buttons". First, I'd like to begin by saying that if I've
offended anyone by *my* beliefs, it was not intended. Yes, this is a
sore point that I have, but I should have sent the message off after
sleeping on it then rereading it. I intended to do the same in my
response to Mistress Gunnora, but in the rush of trying to leave for a
tech call in OKC I checked my mail and forgot that it automatically
sends out what's in the outbox. I hope that I didn't eat any shoe
leather on that as well.
More importantly, in my original message I meant no disparaging remarks
on Their Majesties Court (either one). The only references to this
court were in my opening statements on the fact that I couldn't hear a
lot of what was going on. All other statements dealt with courts in
general. I too enjoyed the music in court. I feel Viscount Galen did
a fine job attempting to let the populace know what had transpired.
Sir Axel's oath was loud enough to hear well, though my Finnish is
rusty and I didn't understand anything until he got to the English part
I do agree with many of you that pageantry is part of court, and that
court should be entertaining. What I stated earlier, and which I still
believe, is that court is not *required* to be such. Court is
business. The other is icing. A Crown that has entertaining courts
will be better remembered when people are deciding on whether or not to
attend a court. And those that are sticks in the mud may find that few
people other than us rabid Mooneschadeens attend them.
I will admit to being a little anal when I stated that I think people
should have an idea where someone that they've recommended might be.
This is how I do it, but it is unreasonable to expect that for others.
This is something I would have deleted if I'd taken the time to sleep
Anyway, I've enjoyed the debate and getting to see other's views on
court. I think this type of healthy debate is necessary to identify
the pulse of the kingdom, or at least the *electronic* pulse. That is,
as long as we remain civil.
Yours in Service,
Centurion Talen Gustaf von Marienburg, Kriegsherr von Nordsteorra
Ritterlichkeit und Ehre ---- Chivalry and Honour
Personal E-mail: talen at microtutors.com
Centurion Web Site: http://www.microtutors.com/css/css.htm
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