[percy-l] Message to the Percy-L Community

Jim Wesson gypsyjimmy1 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 13 13:03:09 EDT 2005

well done. i spoke with Percy many times over the
(several times after a few too many!) and he was the
epitome of graciousness and politeness.a true

--- "Henry P. Mills" <wpercy2 at ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Dear Percy-L,
> I submit the below notice a second time for those
> who may have missed it
> during its first posting yesterday.  Thank you to
> the members of the
> community who have written to me expressing concern
> about the recent
> digressions of the list away from any association
> with Percy-related topics
> as well as the frequently demeaning ways in which
> they were presented.  From
> my impressions of reading the work of Percy and what
> I know of the man,
> civility and respect were values that ultimately
> extended both from his
> person and literary corpus.  Such are the values of
> this community no matter
> how suitable or timely a given topic may be.
> Henry Mills
> ---------------
> Moratorium
> As Percy-L manager, I submit this email to the
> community announcing a
> moratorium on all further hurricane commentary or
> political commentary that
> is not discussed relative to the work or thought of
> Walker Percy.  This
> statement is not to exclude the introduction of
> outside subjects and
> perspectives as they may seem relevant to Percy
> discussion.  Rather, it is
> simply to underscore that Percy¹s thought or its
> relationship to a topic
> should be the base of all list commentary, including
> discussion of current
> events. If any member of the community does not
> agree with this intent or
> focus, they are cordially invited to unsubscribe.
> Henry Mills
> Percy-L Manager
> > --
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> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/percy-l/
> Visit the Walker Percy Project at
> http://www.ibiblio.org/wpercy

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