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We are lamenting the departure of Tracy T. May 23, 2005 5:24 PM

Tracy T has informed me that she no longer wishes to devote (what I thought were limitless) energies to co-hosting this group. I have been grossly negligent as a host for many reasons, not the least of which is being too busy reading to talk. My participation in Care 2 has wandered, waxed and waned. I was inclined to propose terminating this group but before doing so I decided to read over the strings and see if it warranted extinction. To my surprise, (thanks to my own negligence) I found that numerous interesting people are reading numerous interesting books. Accordingly I am disposed to keep this group going if we can think of a way of merging, blending and making some common purpose out of a diverse but intellectually stimulated readership. (I am not referring to readers of the group but rather to group members who read.) As you all may know, I regard writing and reading as the essence of life, perhaps more important than food, shelter, water and sex. I am, of course speaking in hyperbole and don't mean to offend those who are more scientifcally grounded. It's just that the brain; not the stomach or genitalia seems to me to be at the heart of our differentiation from "lower order" animals. (Also no offense intended. I have often felt that my dogs were far more worthy of life than many humans I know.) The brain is either masturbatory or intercoursal. If it is intercoursal, which I choose to believe, then it connects through reading and writing with the brains of all the other human beings who are the true explorers and who make our lives change. So, it would be a great and momentous decision to terminate a group called "People who love reading and writing" because it was intended to be the meeting place of the souls who inhabit the earth and think about it. Is there anyone out there who wants to co-host this group? More than one would be even better? Does anyone have any ideas for "congealing" the disparate literature tastes demonstrated on these strings? We need a raison d'etre if we are to continue. I will continue to think about this issue and hope you will too. If we can't find an answer, it will be with regret that I contact Care 2 and let them know I have failed to get this group going. Please give me your thoughts on this string or through networking messaging if you prefer. Best to you, Leigh R.  [ send green star]
 May 24, 2005 3:59 AM

Well, there's 101 members, Leigh. You've got a good photo, a theme, smilies enabled....try putting out an ad. I'd host, but I'm already doing quite a few groups, and there may be more on the way. So I can't really do it all that well. Maybe a clearer mission statement-what do people come here to do, anyway?

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I do hope that May 24, 2005 5:52 AM

someone will step up and take over my spot as co-host in this group, because I do feel that the group is extremely worthwhile and viable, and my dear friend Leigh deserves some capable assistance.  I regret that my personal schedule has not allowed me to give more to this group, but I do intend to stay on as a group member!

My undying thanks to Leigh for having given me the opportunity to co-host with him -- always an extreme pleasure!  Although my co-hosting duties here are ending, our friendship never will....

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anonymous For what it is worth October 07, 2007 5:37 PM

Out of the blue I now finally respond for the first time, - as I was so busy running a seasonal hospitality busness until now. For what it is worth, though, I had a fine old time hosting a c2 group I began, all alone, dropping in to host now and then, for a few months, anyway. Good people. Not inclined to do so now, but certainly it worked just fine, as others stepped up to the plate periodically and took turns carrying the ball. Over 100 people is nothing to sneeze at, I would say. Why not keep it open? Also C2 does not care if a group goes dormant for a time, or languishes or flourishes. When in doubt do nothing? Don't euthanise it anyway. If it dies, it dies. Just a thought? Okay I will shut up now

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anonymous Lamenting the departure of Tracy T April 20, 2013 9:06 AM

That's too bad.

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