[Northkeep] An Open Letter to Our Baron

Rick Drake ainarm at cox.net
Fri May 24 05:11:57 PDT 2002

Just a quick note.  I do have intentions on addressing these posts publicly.
Right now I am reading and putting my thoughts together so I don't ramble
even more than I tend to. I am taking these matters to heart and seeking
advice from people I know.  Once I have my thoughts together I will post
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From: "Zenobia Mira Vallis" <VivatTheDream at cox.net>
To: <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 5:37 AM
Subject: [Northkeep] An Open Letter to Our Baron

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Your Excellency,

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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