[Northkeep] An Open Letter to Our Baron
Zenobia Mira Vallis
VivatTheDream at cox.net
Fri May 24 03:37:21 PDT 2002
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I write this in the spirit of friendship and concern for my barony. I have experienced some of the same loneliness, isolation, and rejection as Sioned, and I admire her courage and honesty. I know it was very difficult for her to write about her experiences. You and Mercedes and several other recent Northkeep friends (and one or two old-timers) have made me feel very welcome, and I appreciate that more than I can say. Certainly, Northkeep is warmer than it was 14 years ago, when I joined the SCA. But there is still much room for improvement, and I found myself wishing that more people would listen to your words of wisdom (in yesterday's post) with an open mind and heart. I urge you to reinforce that message by responding on-list to Sioned's honestly-expressed concerns. She is far from being alone in her perceptions of Northkeep. Until we, as a community, recognize that there is a problem, how can we hope to make things better?
With the utmost warmth and respect,
Zenobia / Shirley
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