I just can't help myself ....

Personally, I don't think peter has been or is being secretive, and in fact when you asked him to share his method, he did so without incident or indignation.

Unfortunately, as it appears to me, unfounded implications of conspiracy are where your focus lies rather than on the selfless generosity of a colleague.

Peter intends, nor delivers, any harm; in fact it is just the opposite.  I don't get the opportunity to read his RAIN posts as often as I like, however whenever I see them I am thankful for his contributions and look forward to the next opportunity to take his leads and then think about the issues myself.

I don't expect that peter can get into my head and conjur up exactly the issue I would like to read about (and in fact that would certainly freak me out!).  But what he does do for me is offer inspiration and opportunity to think critically about the issues presented.

I hope that, going forward, rather than questioning his method, you will take his posts as they are intended and either choose to ignore them or take the responsibility of thinking for yourself.

I too hope your holidays were fulfilling and that you will find the new year brings you perspective and success.


Julie J. Colgan

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----- Original Message -----
From: Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri Jan 05 20:20:50 2007
Subject: Re: How Much RAIN ?

in point of fact, you are rather the more mysterious
one . . . 

why not educate members of the list as to your
parameters and selection process? afterall, isn't
sharing our knowledge the goal here? so what's the big

all the same, all the best, and wishing you and yours
happy holidays, ms

--- Peter Kurilecz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 1/5/07, Marion Sumerianlibrarian
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > unfortunately, your conclusion is entirely off
> mark.
> > i'm curious about the parameters because it's
> clear
> > the selection process is always, unavoidably,
> skewed.
> would love to know how, oh mysterious one,  my
> selections have been
> skewed? Are they skewed to the good side or the bad
> side?
> > why not be up front about it and let readers
> decide
> > for themselves if they agree with those
> parameters?
> I will be glad to forward onto you a week's worth of
> news alerts and
> let you review them to see if I've missed anything
> that could be of
> value. feel free to post stories that you feel that
> I have missed.
> I think recent comments (both public and private)
> indicate clearly
> that folks are happy with the selection parameters,
> but obviously you
> aren't.
> >
> > then, if peter ever cares to disclose the
> selection
> > process, we can discuss what and to whom we shall
> > serve it forth.
> I think that if one were to review the past 10
> year's worth of RAIN
> postings that I have for the most part avoided any
> sort of political
> bias in my selection. Here is one thing that I do
> that takes extra
> effort. AP stories are not published in full by
> subscribing
> newspapers. most if not all do some editing of the
> stories. I try
> where possible to locate the full unexpurgated,
> unedited story
> as for the selection process, well it has taken me
> over 10 years to
> develop what I consider an intuition about what
> might be a good story
> are you willing to take up the challenge? reviewing
> a weeks worth of stories?
> would love to know if you can come up with a better
> selection process
> that does not require more time
> -- 
> Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
> Richmond, Va
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