On Wed, 15 Oct 1997, Julie Finnigan wrote:
<a few paragraphs about needing support from the list and not being a
someone who "preaches to the unconverted" in general. This was in response
to Jim Massey who said among other things "Now, back to the
recipes."> She ended with...
>So don't be so quick to deny those of us group support who ask for it.
> I'm posting this to the list instead of responding directly because I
> would hate for anyone else to be scared off when they need support,
> thinking this is a recipes only kind of list.
I probably should let Jim respond to this himself, but I didn't interpret
Jim's message nearly the way Julie did. I thought he drew a useful
parallel with religous proselytizing--not that we shouldn't try to be an
example to those around us whom we care about, but that food (and
religion) are not logical choices but emotional ones.
I also found his last statement (now, back to the recipes) simply to be a
general sort of ending statement. I don't think that Jim was trying to
deny anyone support or saying that Julie shouldn't have posted what she
did (at least, I hope he wasn't). I really didn't find his post to be
negative or of a type to scare anyone off.
This list has always been a support list as well as a recipes list. In
fact, Michelle has resisted several attempts to make a recipes-only
list out of this list.
Now, back to the recipes and support....