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beachbelle?
I remember her well, and with affection.

posted by johnmacnab on June 8, 2009 at 4:22 AM | link to this | reply

Corbin, thank you for letting me know. It is regrettable
Personally I hoped for a happier outcome than that.

posted by Azur on June 5, 2009 at 7:41 PM | link to this | reply

Azur
Blogit has ruled..........account closed........

posted by Corbin_Dallas on June 5, 2009 at 7:11 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Azur, Nautikos, I meant to respond to this.
 The monumental indifference surprised me too. Here's raising a scotch to you for giving a damn.

posted by Azur on June 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM | link to this | reply

Geri, indeed.

 


I think she 'borrowed' it. "Your heart, the compassionate part of you knows that it is impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else." and that passage etc is usually cited from Richard Carlson's Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

posted by Azur on June 2, 2009 at 3:17 PM | link to this | reply

I understand how you feel. It's very frustrating to watch someone doing wrong, and others around them just going along with it. Why do people keep reading and commenting on the work? I think it takes a lot of nerve to keep doing it. The latest post from friday comes from the writings of Carmen Faiz in the sudan Vision. Read forth from the last paragraph. Maybe we should start writing to these authors to let them know that their work is being used by another for profit?

 http://www.sudanvisiondaily.com//modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=32582

posted by geri on June 2, 2009 at 7:06 AM | link to this | reply

Azur

I really, really appreciate your statement here! The whole thing has been a strain on me - especially what I perceive as this monumental indifference on the part of many!

I've had a long day, and I am tired, but you'll be getting mail soon...

posted by Nautikos on June 1, 2009 at 6:32 PM | link to this | reply

Well argued
I don't blame you at all Azur and I hope a lesson has been learned - it takes only seconds to attribute a source with a web link so it oughtn't to happen again (one would imagine...!).   

posted by mneme on May 31, 2009 at 5:08 PM | link to this | reply

I think reinvention is wonderful! This thing with plagiarism is crazy! I figure if anyone takes a poem of mine, I'll just write a better one than was taken! lol sam

posted by sam444 on May 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM | link to this | reply

Re: I remember her writings and what she used to say about writing your own
Benzinha, I think I will let the ghost out of the machine when she is needed.

 

As for reinvention, it's amazing how quickly we must think at the moment but what I like about it is that we can give ourselves

permission to try whatever we want to try. So that part's fun.

 

It's funny, day to day, I don't think about citing. It's normal. Like the advert for those sports goods says, Just Do It!

But maybe it's all those old newspapermen and women and professors I've got to thank for that.

 

Good to see you back. I will look forward to reading what you've been up to.

posted by Azur on May 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM | link to this | reply

Pat B, thank you. You and the other commenters here have been
 respected  and treasured readers, writers and friends over several years.

 You know it's not really about plagiarism. Yes it's important but good writing is most of all from the heart, or meant to be. Passing off the writing of others as one's own work, particularly to those who stand up as loyal and loving friends is beyond the pale. OK, that's what really got to me. Thank you again dear friend.

posted by Azur on May 30, 2009 at 10:38 PM | link to this | reply

Re: "but don't let it get to you, ma'am.

Majroj I won't,  writing was the best cure.

 

(Maybe that ghost should get out more).

posted by Azur on May 30, 2009 at 3:08 PM | link to this | reply

Beachbelle Rides Again! VAYA! Mas ALLES!

Tonight, we feast. but first, we write! (er, "ride"!).

(You're not crazy. The prior sentence was crazy, but not you).

Mark Twain had the old fashioned version of plagiarism; someone would get hold of his manuscript and sell an unauthorized printing.

Stick to your guns, but don't let it get to you, ma'am.

posted by majroj on May 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM | link to this | reply

If you're reinventing yourself, Azur, you're doing it from an
informed viewpoint and on a sound foundation.  Good writing and new thinking are always needed on Blogit and in all the print media. I won't even mention TV and its offshoots. Your view of plagiarism is, IMO, right on target. If your rebuke stings someone, perhaps they need to be stung. Silence is acceptance.  Write on!

posted by Pat_B on May 30, 2009 at 7:51 AM | link to this | reply

I remember her writings and what she used to say about writing your own
words and properly citing those of others. I come late to this controversy or shout out to the public.

My daddy was a newspaper man and he never wrote other people's words without "  " marks and citing authors or speakers, so, I have to follow The Press on this one. But, amiga, you knew that I would, heheheh.

Re-invention, is that like Grandma benzinha going from chimney sweep to wood worker to designer to clay worker to web site maker??   heheheheheheh

 

This economy, I swear..............no breaks for the wicked. Another day, another re-re-invention, I say. Versatile, that's what we are. Renaissance Women, one and all.

posted by benzinha on May 30, 2009 at 1:50 AM | link to this | reply

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