vortmax at cox.net
Fri Feb 23 22:11:55 PST 2007
Apparently I have touched several nerves. I would like to clarify a
1) I am not upset about the selection of Adena as Hospitaler. We
had two very good candidates for Hospitaler and am glad the office is
filled. I congratulate Adena and look forward to working with her in
her new position.
2) I admit to being a bit testy in my response. And I understand now
that even when I promote a *personal* opinion, it may be taken as the
word of the officer, not the individual. That will not happen again.
3) Written communications between officers that go into files, such
as the final decision for who should be an officer, are a matter of
public record. I stand by my decision to post the decision to the
list. Perhaps I should not have added the personal commentary (at
least not before waiting a mandatory 24-hour cooling off period), but
I still have strong feelings regarding the reasoning used in the
decision making process. Since it appears to be a matter of kingdom
policy (and yes it was discussed at King's Round table Seneschal
meeting, with myself and Baron Donnchadh expressing an opinion on
recruiting college students), I think it's something that we should
all know about and discuss.
4) About posting "personal" responses to the list: if a response is
directed at one individual and not constructive towards the
conversation, it should be sent in private. If a response is about
an idea, proposal, or policy, then by all means it is list material.
Please discuss the subject, not the poster. Profanity has absolutely
no place in civilized conversation, so please leave that off the list
5) Once again, I do not begrudge the decision one bit. I have
NOTHING against Adena being our Hospitaler as I think she well do a
good job. I also think Isobel would have done a good job. We had
two very good candidates, and I would be happy to have either of them
selected. My concern isn't about choosing one person over another,
it's about Kingdom Policy and the application and interpretation
6) Everyone has disagreements (as even happily married couples will
attest). We're a big family here and this is just another difference
of opinion. I will make an honest attempt from here on to work this
through in a civil and professional manner.
That said, it's time for the list to move on. Adena is our
Hospitaler and I look forward to working with her. I also look
forward to working with Isobel in whatever capacity she chooses.
If anyone has any questions/concerns/rants/curses, please feel free
to contact me via email.
Lord Thomas of Weathershear
(m.k.a. Brad Stanley)
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