FrOg #1999-01 follow-up ======================= A letter to recipients of FrOg #1999-01: ---------------------------------------- This concerns the final paragraph of section 2 (the Picking Table section) of the first 1999 FrOg on-line message, FrOg #1999-01. When new people come to be in charge of an operation, changes are inevidable. And we sometimes are eager to know in advance what changes we are to expect. My intent with the aforementioned paragraph was to give a brief glimpse of the changes that might be forthcoming, based on a phone conversation with one of the new staff members in which he discussed his vision of the Picking Table. No criticism of past Picking Table issues or current and past Picking Table staff was intended or even in my thoughts. Unfortunately, I did a sloppy job of wording the other person's vision; and it came out critical, not representative of the other person's vision and intent. Though I read the paragraph several times before transmitting the message, I failed to pick up on its negative tone until days after it was sent out. Worse, I exercised poor judgement in including the paragraph in the message without having its wording approved by the person whose vision I was trying to commumicate. My apologies to each of you for my poor performance and decision-making on that paragraph. I ask each of you to forgive me for my sloppy writing, my careless and arrogant proof reading, and my poor judgement. I will s-t-r-i-v-e to do better in the future. The time and effort expended in putting together Picking Table issues is almost certainly greater than what I know. I have read all that have come out since I joined the Franklin/Ogdensburg Mineral Society, and over half of what was published before I joined. All I've read are excellent. The past and present Picking Table staff have done excellent work. I look forward to the future issues. Bill.