". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I am in the process of changing my primary e-mail address, the one I use for friends and family and professional contacts from the one I've had for many years to a new one.

This is more complicated than it might seem, or maybe what I mean is that it is a lot more work than one might have expected, meaning it is taking longer to get everything set up and moved and transferred than I thought. So I'm glad I started the process before giving up the old primary e-dress! Not to mention the unexpected and unexplained problems I've had getting my new e-dress registered has made for more delay.

In any case, anyone who reads this blog and has my primary e-dress, and would like to be notified NOW as to the new one, let me know. Sending out the mass mailing notification of the change is the last thing I'll be doing, and only lordessa knows how that will go. For one thing, I know from the experiences of others, that a lot of people will fog out that mailing and I shall certainly lose touch with some.

So far though, I've got my e-mail lists changed over successfully!

The old address will still be in effect for a few more days, so mail to that one.


Renegade Eye said...

Drop me a note.


Foxessa said...

Will do, as soon one more thing re registration is straightened out.

Love, c.

Graeme said...

me as well.

Changes emails sucks! Almost like getting your regular mail changed.

Foxessa said...

Graeme -- You're so right.

I spent all morning getting the new one successfully popped to my Outlook Express.

But it's working now, so it's truly official!

My old primary e-mail provider was wonderful. Such personal service and assistance: the guys were great, and I even know know them face to face. I sent the letter today informing them that was resigning. I felt as guilty as in high school, breaking up with someone for whom I still felt all the same admiration, respect and liking, but the magic had gone.

Now I need to organize sending out the message to my address book at large, also getting the address book and filters set up at the new place.

But with the new address popped to OE, everything is functioning there already. I didn't have to change anything, and now can take my time getting the filters and addresses set up on the online place.

Love, C.