Columns - 2000

    Change of address

    by Doug Brook
    Deep South Jewish Voice Colunmist

    Half score, that is ten years ago, our brother brought forth with extensive content, a new paper, conceived on Macintosh, and dedicated to the proposition that all Jews, including those who reside in the South, should be covered equal.

    Now he has been engaged, and married...

    (Okay, I better not go there. She's reading this, and knows where I live.)

    Since, he has engaged in civil words, testing whether our notions, or any notion so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

    He has been met on a great battle-field for those words. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a renewed testing place for those who here have subscribed that those notions might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a smaller state, we can not dedicate we can not consecrate we can not hallow we can not possibly use any more em-dashes before we mention this ground.

    The brave pens, quipping or red, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our sure power to ad or retract.

    The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here, thanks to the website at

    It is for a living, rather, that he be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who bought subscriptions here have thus far so nobly advanced.

    It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored who read we take increased devotion to that cause for which you give the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these who read shall not have subscribed in vain that this paper, under the Big G, shall have a new birth of freedom and that timely, objective coverage of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not publish better anywhere else on the earth.

    November 19, 2000

    Doug "Lincoln" Brook is a technical writer in Silicon Valley, who says "Rosenberg, Gettysburg, what's the difference?"

    Copyright Doug Brook. All rights reserved.