[vcf-midatlantic] Ken Thompson video

laurakid laurakid7 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 11 00:39:33 EST 2020

This is an instance where a group forum may not be the best place to air past grievances.  I’m glad the other new guy said something.  As someone also still just getting to know the group in a lot of ways, threads like this are not going to give a good impression.   
Evan, I read what others wrote and honestly Dave’s right.  Unfortunately the responses only confirmed what others were trying to say kindly while also recognizing your positive qualities and your importance in the organization.  Each response fired back was brief and brutal and essentially came off as “Did not! You did!  Nu Uh!”....  You’re better than that.  You can salvage your relationship with these people and stay connected to the organization you founded and worked so hard to grow.  You just need to listen.  Really really listen.  Take time to think outside your own point of view and then respond.   
I am hoping that this will get resolved over time as wounds heal and society re-“normalizes” somewhat next year.   I can tell that you are angry and hurt but there are always more than one side to any situation.  Try to remember that and try to remember that these people, myself included DO consider you a friend.  We’re trying!

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On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:26 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

On 11/10/20 10:22 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>  >> It is long past time for you to go.
> Thanks, "friend".

  And here I thought you wanted me to be honest.  Didn't you explicitly 
state that earlier today?

  Or perhaps you wanted me to say something a bit less, well, true.

  I'll note that you chose not to take my advice to preserve your last 
scraps of dignity.  Now they're gone.

  Have fun with that.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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