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PostGreetings from Mary Hilton Huyck (Mary Hilton Huyck, USA, 08/29/17 4:24 am)
I know how delighted my father would be by the sterling job you are doing as editor-in-chief of WAIS. I enjoy reading the postings--WAIS members are extremely perceptive and well informed. My father, eleven years after the fact, would be delighted to know that the organization he founded is thriving and continues to engage in discussion of issues near at hand as well as global in nature.
Congratulations to you and all the others who keep WAIS topical and energetic!
Warmly, Mary Hilton Huyck
JE comments: I am blushing, Mary! Thank you. The outpouring of congratulatory messages has warmed my heart. Modesty of course is a WAISly virtue, but I won't be able to resist posting more of them throughout the day. (Worry not: I'll keep up with the regular content, too.)
Mary: Our family is sending one of its finest to Connecticut to start his engineering career. Next week, Nephew Eric Simmons will begin working at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown/East Hartford. A Texas boy transforms into a Connecticut Yankee--only in America!
Congrats from Boris Volodarsky
(Boris Volodarsky, Austria
08/30/17 5:22 AM)
Please accept my warmest congratulations on your 11th anniversary as our clever, knowledgeable and ingenious editor. It has been my great pleasure to communicate with you all those eleven years and through you with all WAISdom.
There's still a lot to be done to turn our discussion Forum into a formidable intellectual force whose opinion will be listened to and waited for in many parts of the world. I hope that will happen one day.
You have certainly become a (good) part of my daily life.
Peace, love and creative inspiration to you and all WAISers.
JE comments: I'll go for Day Two of blushing and self-congratulation, but Boris Volodarsky reminds us of the work ahead of us. Why isn't WAIS "bigger" (i.e., more influential in world opinion)? Why aren't we quoted more often as the authorities we already are? Do we want to become a bigger deal--or are there advantages to remaining lean, mean, and intimate? And not to mention, advertising-free and indebted to no one?
Please discuss. But in the meantime, bolshoe spasibo, Boris. You are one of the most intriguing persons I've ever met. I trust our paths will cross again, and soon.