[Sca-cooks] Jules/Catalina's Book, good bye

Jules A Hojnowski jah at twcny.rr.com
Thu Oct 25 07:18:53 PDT 2007

With a great and very heavy heart,
I had to write one last e-mail,
I recently found out I have a form of Autism.
This means that any social aspects are extremely
difficult for me.  I try my best to help and send
when to me seems like a 'good' e-mail reply
and then find out that people are offended
because the part of my brain that would have made me
'normal' does not work.  And because it does not work
like everyone else's the replies I receive hurt my feeling a great deal,
giving me the impression that people are trying to beat me over the head
with telling me I am dumb and stupid and a waste of time, causing me
to feel very depressed.  I don't have the 'common sense' or 'common
courtesy that I was told that I need to have. sigh...   I do the best I can,
but it seems that it is not good enough.

So I have decided to make my life much easier and much less frustrated
and much less depressed, I'll not reply to anymore SCA e-mails.

Good luck to all of you,
I won't be reading or responding to SCA e-mails as it will only
make me more depressed.  I have sold all my Thrown weapons
and am slowly getting rid of my SCA cooking stuff. sigh..
It's the only way I know to not get e-mails that make me feel terrible.

Jules/Mistress Catalina

ps when I do publish the old cookbooks, they will have redactions with them

>Message: 6
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:44:28 -0400
>From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
>Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Jules/Catalina's Book
>To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Message-ID: <5F0EA581-2775-42CE-BB14-F663B4C28A46 at verizon.net>
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>I'm sorry if this comes up at an inconvenient time, but...
>On Oct 16, 2007, at 6:00 PM, jah at twcny.rr.com wrote:
> > I hope there is no more responses, as I have run
> > out of time to answer e-mails if I am to get my
> > 2 manuscripts to the publishers by this friday!
><book data snipped>
> > see below.
> >
> > thank you for the info
> > yes I spent a couple of years typeing it all in.
> > yes, publishers are interested in publishing these old books.
> > I would greatly appreciate it if you would stop "testing' me.
> > Thank you,
> > Jules/Mistress Catalina
>Speaking for myself, and as one of the people interested in this
>source, I don't believe you were being tested, or being asked an
>unreasonable question. This is a source that, it at least appears on
>the surface, is available in some form out there. Its original
>authorship may be in some question, but it has been linked both by
>title and some textual resemblance to the work/name of Hannah Wooley
>and various editions of the work of Gervase Markham.
>At various times in the past couple of years, you've quoted from the
>source in question, and apparently asked to be given attribution
>credit by people using the text in their own research.
>Given the potential for confusion between the online source that
>apparently exists and the text you've apparently been working on with
>the stated intention of publication as of a couple of years ago,
>having someone ask about the status of the published edition is not,
>I think, unreasonable.
>I mean, other people do independent research, and it's common
>courtesy, except perhaps in the most cutthroat of academic settings,
>to try not to step on other people's toes or duplicate effort. But
>then people need to be able to know what that effort is at any given
>Thanks for letting us know.

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