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Thanks for the response. Now I am a little conflicted over my original comment (and I am seldom "conflicted").

On the one hand I feel guilt for having made a smarty-pants comment, since I often read and always enjoy your "blog," and wasn't really intending to be critical at all, just smarty-pants.

On the other hand my smarty-pants comment did elicit your thoughtful and lengthy reply, so it wound up serving a very useful purpose. The only part of your post with which I disagree strongly is your assessment that your thoughts "aren't worth sharing with people." I think more nuanced views such as yours are exactly what has been missing from a lot of the national commentary and from a good deal of the "blogs" and that therefore your thoughts would represent a welcome addition to the "cacophony." My brother's blog had a similarly lengthy and nuanced entry a couple of weeks ago and I found it to be one of the best commentaries on the pros and cons of the war I have read anywhere (and the fact he is my brother in no way compromises my brutal objectivity, of course :-)).

Did I get "tired of reading" your post? Heck no -- we need more posts and blogs and articles and opinion pieces like yours, and I very much appreciate the lengthy response. And I fully support your dogged determination to post on topics of interest to *you*, carping sideline critics be damned...especially when the topics are baseball-related. :-)

Posted by: Robert Nephew at March 6, 2003 09:23 AM

Vive Spartacus indeed! Less than 24 hours of strike were enough to obtain quite a few things

http://www.emmanuelle.net/archives/week_2003_03_02.html#767

It's not every day that 56 free-lancers (by definition: isolated and far from the Paris editorial offices) gather by e-mail, and coordinate a strike without even being in front of the CEO's door but from behind their computers in Bangkok, Rio, Los Angeles, Athens!

Posted by: Emmanuelle at March 6, 2003 11:59 AM

Side note: I notice that on her blog Emmanuelle has translated "Mama Mia" in French as "Sweet Jeebus" in English! How cute is that? I wonder which phrase she's more likely to use in real life?

Posted by: Andrew at March 6, 2003 03:09 PM
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