From your newsletter editorYou
may have noticed that when I encounter members I have taken to asking
if they have read
the latest newsletter. Technology makes it easier to send out
information, and to lose that information. For example, gmail now
offers an automatic separation between "promotions", "social", and
"primary" emails. The OST mail tends to get shifted to the promotions
tab, making it effectively invisible for some gmail users. I solve the
invisibility problem by dragging the promotion emails I like to the
primary, and voila, the
next emails from that source end up in my primary box.
I have heard and received a few comments about the length of the
newsletter. It has been suggested that "if the newsletter were to come
out more frequently, for example every two months, it would be of a
more convenient length". This is certainly possible. And it has
certain advantages, such as a more responsive newsletter, and better
reporting of activities between publishing dates.Do you have an opinion? Please let me know.
again, many hands have come together to bring this newsletter into
being. Rick let me know about Marie-Andree's creativity. Pat Holloway
provided us with photographs. Elaine wrote about her Children's Festival
experience with her grandchildren. Alan put down his trumpet, and wrote about
Tales and Tunes. Mary wrote from Vancouver. Jeff showed his scholarly
side as he wrote about the importance of "face" in Homer's time.
Thank-you to everyone who has shared their experiences and thoughts in
this, the Winter 2014 issue of the Telling Times.