There once was a Garritan Forum Where ideas and thoughts were the norum. But it wasn't today, For we all stayed away. (Hope this ode doesn't breach the decorum!)
Well, I stayed away today because I spent a long time undergoing a very thorough eye exam, net result of which will be a new pair of specs. Other than that, I was informed that my eyes are in quite good condition for my age, at least as good as someone 15 years younger. Oddball eyes, but no problems with macular degeneration, retinopathy, glaucoma, or cataracts, which agrees with my experience, and contradicts a previous exam in which I was expected to need cataract surgery by last summer!
Chip, I'd say it's been more than just a dull Day on the Forum - it hasn't been the bustling hub it used to be for some time. I'd say it's been a dull Year.
Perhaps too many threads veering into political differences, perhaps too many instances of unpleasant posts on some threads, even some that seemed to be attacking and bent on driving people away. The general unease we all share about the state of the world, from our various and contradicting view points - Maybe those are part of the equation that adds up to a less active group than we used to be?
Hi, Dan - You are of course right, Gary's absence is a also a contributor to our sluggishness. I like what you suggest, that we all jump in and be as active as our schedules allow - Ask questions, Answer questions, bring up interesting tidbits - Tell some jokes!
The current Orchestration Challenge is a good way to get more involved - hint hint---current thread is up with the details.
It is indeed dull without Gary, I echo that "hip hip horray" to the Garritans!
I agree! Please add my name to the "Hip Hip Hooray for the Garritans!" list!
I know he and his wife are in our thoughts and prayers and indeed things will brighten soon. It was just such a blah day - rainy here and chilly, no action on the forums...I just had to comment. Hope I didn't stir up trouble!
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
Drat - I looked at the Orchestration Challenge yesterday and now I can't find it. In fact I seem to have lost everything that was in the General Discussion forum. Can someone direct me to where I can find it again?