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    I agree with Don Enrique - I don't think it is appropriate to chastise someone who is willing to take the time and effort (lots of both!) to share with all of us these wonderful places. If you have a problem with the attributes (or lack of), I feel it is not necessary to criticize the writer in front of everyone. Why not send a personal email so that the rest of us don't have to be subjected to your rants about photos. Thanks for letting me vent. I want to thank richholtzin for your good nature in the way you respond to these complaints as well. What the hell? (Love this diary too - we drove by the area several years ago, but were hit with the no-entry allowed at this time sign.)

    •  my thanks. . . (3+ / 0-)

      I am not too familiar with this site as are many of you older contributors, I mean, my 6 or so weeks in the fold, but there is much to learn about how this site works, and through the mentoring of key few others by god and by golly I am learning. On the other the hand, I do not need the grief caused by just one in the fold. And as I mentioned to this person, I have potential contracts for most of my works and the only reason, the ONLY reason I share any of this information with the community is because I really do care about all of you. And I want to give something back to all of you; something I find a rare, extremely rare, privilege to give back to others what I have managed to do for a living for many, many years. Imagine getting paid to learn and teach. I don't think there is a more honored professor than that of an educator, because to me the essence of this bailiwick is to give to others what was learned. I do my best to site sources, and these are always embedded in the URL's. And with the advice of key few others (in administration) I now know how to 'properly' go about it in a way that is acceptable as a standard. That will process will commence immediately. No one counseled me on such a procedure until lately, and I think the reason may be there was no standard set (until now). I also realize many readers enjoy, not only the informative guide's tour and info along the way, but also the picture. So be it! That being said, I will not be bullied by any impudent sorts who do not know the decency of how to advise. That is exactly how I feel about this controlling other. I should not be signaled out for something that has been going on for far too long. In my view, this source is having a hissy fit over something that amounts to power control. I can easily take all of these diaries back to my own blog sites if that is what is forthcoming. I prefer, however, relating to all of you in the DKos community. I have never, ever found a more receptive audience than this site. This is not mere adulation. I write these diaries for you, all of you, as best as I can. I will learn the protocol of this site, which to date, seemed to have been a bit vague, though now, and thanking the administrators of the site, is becoming more clear. Folks, I am only a glorified trail tramp who happened to strike upon a lucky vocation, and therefore I am merely a writer. The rest of the process does seem to elude me at times. Thank you, wynative, and others, for being so patient with me.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:14:38 PM PDT

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    •  the warning sign. . . (0+ / 0-)

      in a way you were lucky to see it, wynative. I mean, I've been to the dune country a time or two or three and I was hoping to see or hear a missile flying by. No such luck. Ah well, I got to mess about hiking there and all's well that ends well. Trust you at least got into the missile range, eventually??? Fascinating display of killer stuff. Literally. As for that other matter, I hope that's all cleared up by now. Some people just don't have a good or tactful way of delivering their gripes. There's an art to it and I have been involved with the public in some way or another for over 40 years, mostly as an educator, and the one thing you learn. . .or should. . .about being in such a capacity is never talk down to anyone. It's a matter of simple respect. Namaste, you know?

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:55:12 AM PDT

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