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- May 16, 2014
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Bruce: In an ideal environment in which clear thinking (mine), eloquence of writing (again, mine) and the medium itself is not limited - I would be delighted to conform to your request. But alas in a place where forum constraints, the tyranny of distance and our respective different versions of English underpin our every word, we will inevitably both need to extrapolate each-other's interpretations of the other's feelings. Ain't no way around this!And Don, it is not right in a debate for either of us to put words down that the other has not said. Neither of us can know what the other thinks until such time as we put our thoughts down for all to observe. Let's agree that we will not write what we "suspect" the other's thoughts or feelings might be and let's agree to express our thoughts and feelings as clearly as we might. Further, when we are not sure of a feeling we get from what we read, let's agree to ask questions such that we can come to a place of understanding. Let's be sure to debate without labels. We cannot come to understand each other's views when we fail to remain open to the other's point of view.
But I'm more than happy for you to identify any incorrect "suspect" of mine and I can assure you that I will do likewise!
PS: ...and let's take care not to agree too often - I find mutual admiration prose to be very boring!!!