Where Am I?

Edappel8@cs.com Edappel8 at cs.com
Fri Sep 2 12:26:12 EST 2005


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Lance asks, "Where is Ed Appel?"  Isn't he the designated Atlas who's 
supposed to carry this now moribund list on his broad, opinionated shoulders?  Isn't 
he the cavalry that's expected to come charging over the hill to rescue 
Burkophiles under attack by neglect, boredom, or, more likely, life's more 
legitimate claims on their time and attention?

Well, that vain know-it-all and dramatist manque has been abusing subscribers 
at another list with politically-incorrect screeds on such taboo subjects, no 
one else wants to touch them.  He's been teaching full-time the past year and 
doing summer school to boot.  He gets his rocks off, Burke-wise, with 
multiple rants in the KBJournal on each of the published articles, twice a year.  He 
wrenches the minds of parishioners at the Unitarian Universalist Church of 
Lancaster (PA) with occasional sermons so Burkean and so opaque, dumbfounded 
listeners often beg for copies of the bombast afterward to find out what in the 
world he was saying.  And, in reverie, he pines for the day when he can return 
to New Orleans and revive memories of the rapturous KB conference held there 
three years ago, with its delightful trolley ride to that verdant Tulane camus, 
past stately old mansions along the way; exhilarating strolls through the 
crowds in the raucous, architecturally-fabulous French Quarter; and memorable 
meals with friends and colleagues at quaint and sumptuous restaurants like the 
Gumbo House.

Sorry, I forgot that our Churchchillian Wartime President so presciently cut 
spending on New Orleans' levees and so wisely gutted FEMA and transformed what 
was left of it into an appendage of the "Global Struggle Against [Fill in the 
Blank] Extremism"---just in time for us to put the emphasis on "memories" and 
"reverie," rather than on "return."  As Emily Dickinson once said, "When bees 
are few, reverie will do."  I  hope the heck she was right.



Ed's Alter Ego



         

 

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sp; Isn't he the designated Atlas who's supposed to carry this now moribund=20=
list on his broad, opinionated shoulders?&nbsp; Isn't he the cavalry that's=20=
expected to come charging over the hill to rescue Burkophiles under attack b=
y neglect, boredom, or, more likely, life's more legitimate claims on their=20=
time and attention?<BR>
<BR>
Well, that vain know-it-all and dramatist manque has been abusing subscriber=
s at another list with politically-incorrect screeds on such taboo subjects,=
 no one else wants to touch them.&nbsp; He's been teaching full-time the pas=
t year and doing summer school to boot.&nbsp; He gets his rocks off, Burke-w=
ise, with multiple rants in the KBJournal on each of the published articles,=
 twice a year.&nbsp; He wrenches the minds of parishioners at the Unitarian=20=
Universalist Church of Lancaster (PA) with occasional sermons so Burkean and=
 so opaque, dumbfounded listeners often beg for copies of the bombast afterw=
ard to find out what in the world he was saying.&nbsp; And, in reverie, he p=
ines for the day when he can return to New Orleans and revive memories of th=
e rapturous KB conference held there three years ago, with its delightful tr=
olley ride to that verdant Tulane camus, past stately old mansions along the=
 way; exhilarating strolls through the crowds in the raucous, architecturall=
y-fabulous French Quarter; and memorable meals with friends and colleagues a=
t quaint and sumptuous restaurants like the Gumbo House.<BR>
<BR>
Sorry, I forgot that our Churchchillian Wartime President so presciently cut=
 spending on New Orleans' levees and so wisely gutted FEMA and transformed w=
hat was left of it into an appendage of the "Global Struggle Against [Fill i=
n the Blank] Extremism"---just in time for us to put the emphasis on "memori=
es" and "reverie," rather than on "return."&nbsp; As Emily Dickinson once sa=
id, "When bees are few, reverie will do."&nbsp; I&nbsp; hope the heck she wa=
s right.<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
Ed's Alter Ego<BR>
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