I'm adopting a rule told to me by a man who is wiser than he thinks he is. It goes something like this: if there is more than one way to interpret something I've said, please do so in the way that reflects your knowledge of me. If we're friends/family/lovers, interpret what I said with the overlay of "I like/love you and meant whatever I said in the kindest, most loving way, even if the words I used don't come out that way."Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:05:41 -0700 From: Steve Gross Subject: Re: Please come home
If you and I want to do something right now, donate to MSF/Doctors w/o Borders. They are on the front lines, they are the tip of the spear on this one, and they need every dollar they can get. They are literally burning through the world's supply of good PPE right now.Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:56:33 -0700 From: John Coulter Subject: Re: Well, it really *wasn't* the nurses
Throw your TV out of the window. Burn your newspapers. Read WetleatherDate: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:04:33 -0700 From: Jim Kennedy Subject: RE: Vegas vacation gone wrong
Probably the thing I would stress above all... Learn to be comfortable with gender ambiguity in others. You may never understand it, but understanding is optional. Acceptance is the important thing.Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:25:00 -0700 Subject: Re: Trans From: Lark Dietz To: WetLeather
Really, don't be a dick, and you'll be fine.Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:02:23 -0700 Subject: Re: Trans From: Karyn Vicker To: WetLeather
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:18:42 -0800 To: WetLeather
From: Steve Gross
I'm gonna paint the doors in the condo. Oh, and try to get to more WL events. I thought about resolving to be less of an asshole, but I've learned to not place unreasonable expectations on myself. SteveG
From: Jim Kennedy To: Northwest Bikers Social Mailing List
Subject: RE: Sometimes that old guy is not the soft target you thought Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 06:39:15 -0800
Risk assessment is a fundamental element to daily living.
From: H Marc Lewis To: Northwest Bikers Social Mailing List
Subject: Re: NASA (AKA Operation Paperclip (was Re: Deep Space) Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:05:51 -0800
Humans want explanations, and are known to make them up when necessary.