Get Mail Q & A
Q-A. How do you feel about tweeting?
A-A Fine, if you are a bird. There is NO ONE that I wish to know everything about at every moment of the day.
I believe ¨tweeting” is ruining effective communication. When eMail was the principle means of automated communication;
grammar, spelling, and sentence structure improved generally. Now when you receive an eMail, there are multiple errors, some
impacting the clarity of the point being addressed. Hardly anyone researches missives being forwarded; receive it, browse
it, “l o l” or “o m g” it, and pass it on as quickly as possible is the rule.
Q-B I receive over 200 eMails a week, yours was the only original eMail
I received, and the rest were forwarded jokes, rumors, and SPAM. THANKS, even on the occasions that I don’t fully agree
with you, you say things so poetically beautiful; I am almost compelled to agree.
A-B Thank You. Everyone does not possess exceptional communication
acuity. Some of the jokes and forwarded missives are just a means of “staying in touch” and should be appreciated
as such. Potential hoaxes and rumors should be researched before forwarding however.
Q-C I enjoy your commentaries. So does some of my eMailers because your commentaries are often copied and transmitted
as their own. I received one of your (slightly modified) commentaries 4 times, each from a different person.
A-C When you are passing intellectual property (i.e.
poetry) as your own, copyrights are being infringed and legal and/or civil redress is imminent. Several legal actions re:
my works are pending.
Q-D. ----terminally single, and successfully
managing Depression while resisting the inevitable sentence of senescence.
----Wishful dreams are classic novels; read initially because you had
to, and read again because you need to, or most often placed upon dusty bookshelves with other memorabilia.
MAN that is beautiful, you have the BEST website I have seen! I bet
you write or have written some “effective” love letters.
A-D Thanks, I do not recall EVER writing a love letter. I have written some “topical”
or reflective poetry.
LETTERS to the MEDIA
(Letter re: Tiger Woods ---- another letter (to Public Radio) is on my WebSite Blog) -----
I have lost a lot of respect for comedy in general and you in particular with the biased treatment of Tiger Woods. Granted
he was wrong, but what about David Letterman? His misconduct with female employees would be grounds for dismissal in most
corporations. Did you hear the joke about Letterman, of course you didn't ---- there are none!
Q-E1 "BULLS EYE"! Richard you are on target again. What we witness was an old fashion
lynching of an "uppity n------" by the media. They even went back to his high school days seeking affairs. It would
be news if they discovered a young wealthy, virile, good looking, famous straight male, that had an affair with less than
A-E1 Sometimes we, Blacks are our worst enemy, most anti-Woods mail
comes from Blacks and I have not received ONE Letterman eMail ---- 13 affairs? That used to be a slow month
Q-E2 ---- I must say that you are on point, with an excellent commentary.
----I have not heard many Woods jokes since your letters.
A-E2 Thanks. I would love to believe my letters
stopped the unjust Tiger Woods salvo, but I am sure it was the letters and calls from many viewers and listeners that caused
Q-E3 ---- Dick, Excellent appraisal
[ie I agree with you!] of the corporate
cunning lingering on us [pun on oral intended]. Keep up the good work
we all need to be reminded that there are people like you in the space
we occupy. Thank you [go raibh maith agut - "may you have good" or Thank you in
the Irish tongue]
Thank you. GREAT PUN "cunning lingering" ---- the corporate “heads”” are "masters
in baiting" our minds
Q-F Haiti ----RICHARD, GREAT LETTER, AND IN GIVING,
EXCELLENT ADVICE. WAS THERE ONCE IN 1997 AND WOULD NEVER RETURN. STAYED WITH THE CATHOLIC PRIESTS, AND 90% OF THE COUNTRY AND 90% OF THE PEOPLE ARE
BEAUTIFUL. MY LEGS WERE FULL OF FLEA BITES, WALLET EMPTY FOR TRYING TO HELP, AND LOVED/HATED THE TRIP. STILL SUPPORT
FATHER M---, WHO LEFT THE NAVY TO MINISTER TO THE HAITIANS, AND AS WE ALL LEARNED, SENDING STUFF COST HIM MORE THAN THE STUFF
WAS WORTH. AMERICAN $'S WORK WELL THERE.
A-F ---- Despite the idiotic, bigoted utterances of Rev Pat Robertson,
there are people of Faith with a tabula rasa for Haiti, thereby aiding in the renaissance of this once wealthy Black nation.
Q-G --- I say Pray for
the people of Haiti and the country!
(According to CNN) Their Government has misused funding for over 50 years,
not giving it to the people that really need it.
A-G Corruption in Haiti
is very old news. There has been some aid going to the people of Haiti thru the UN. Bill Clinton has a foundation that has done some positive work
there as well. An economic reforestation program and several private business groups had been making progress before the quake.
And there is more, but as far as misuse of funds not going to people in need, we need to look no further than New Orleans
and Hurricane Katrina.
When Haiti revolted
against France and freed the slaves (1790-1803), it was not well
received by the world in general and the US in particular. The USA still was openly practicing slavery and the French were
our closest ally at that time. They can spin and rationalize anyway they wish, but bottom line, the World was not ready for
and did not want an independent wealthy nation that was controlled by Blacks. The World had no problem with Haiti and freely
traded with Haiti when the French were in control.
The USA is coming to the forefront
with aid to Haiti; ABOUT TIME! The USA also backed the two coups in Haiti less than a score ago and was close to sending in
the troops in an all out effort.
Q-H ---- Where are all those multi-racial Haitians you speak of? I just see
dark skin Haitians on TV in the earthquake area.
A-H The lighter complexion
inhabitants are mostly in the Northern tour boat area; there is still tourism in Haiti. This area was not impacted by the
earthquake. There were daily bus tours (all day or overnight) from Puerto Plata Dominican Republic as well when I was last
there. There were water sports activities and Voodoo re-enactments for entertainment. (Have seen some real “non-staged”
Voodoo in South America and the Caribbean; not for the faint of heart!)
Q-I ---- This autumn is your time
to struggle with anxiety and depression! Live happily!
A-I Since they legalized pot in sunny CA, I get a lot
of eMails like this one ---- JUST SAY NO, DUDE!
Q-J ---- WHAT! China is the #1 beer market? What about my Germany, we invented the wonderful
A-J I like the bubbly suds as
well, but beer was invented in Egypt, a long time ago. Take heart though, although China leads in volume of beer consumed,
the USA leads in dollars. Biggest consumers per capita? Czech Republic
Q-K How about your guy, Obama now? We have an expression
in Texas, “All hat and no cattle”. How about a little direction?
A-K There are at least 535 reasons Barack Obama
is not the blame for the economic and social messes we are in ---- 100 US Senators and 435 US House of Representatives. Under
the bodies comprising our government, the Executive (President) enforces the laws of the Constitution and bills enacted by
Congress (Legislative). How is this for direction? ---- put a pen in hand instead of a pointer, draft and develop some legislation
and as far as directives; START NOW!
By the way, there is another guy down in Texas (who is currently unemployed) that did a lot of talking and a
lot of shooting ---- look at the legacy he left.
(Neither of the George Bush’s were born in nor educated
in Texas (FYI: Connecticut and Massachusetts were the birthplaces) yet they have that good old boy accent unlike the other,
younger Bush in Florida; hmmmm!)