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What a world....
OH MY GOD...what a world we live in. I pray we all knew nobody
who got injured or killed.
[Date/Time=09-11-01 - 2:16 PM]
marksy, , [Msgid=160348]
Timberheins in New York?
Have all Timberheins been accounted for in New York? I don't
know how many are up there, but....I spoke with Gary Wolf's
parents today and he was O.K.
[Date/Time=09-11-01 - 10:29 PM]
Danny Buring, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=160469]
Won't smile for awhile
Thinking of all my Timber family and hoping all are safe!
[Date/Time=09-11-01 - 11:22 PM]
JMoss, email@example.com, [Msgid=160481]
Concern for an Alum
Going thru TimberBase I noticed that Jory Cahn is an investment
banker living in New York...my e-mails to him have gotten no
response. Can anyone help locate him?
[Date/Time=09-14-01 - 5:27 PM]
Bob Gassel, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=161375]
Hoping Everyone Is Well
Some thoughts about philanthropy and during this difficult
time. I hope everyone is well.
Philanthropy versus Misanthropy
by Craig Arban
In the wake of the horror of September 11th ("911", as someone
grimly noted), I am struck by the chasm of difference between
two fundamental attitudes towards others, particularly those
unrelated by bonds of family or friendship, culture or belief.
One is summarized by a word that we are all familiar with, but
the meaning and importance of which we seldom
The linguistic roots of philanthropy combine the Greek terms
"phil", meaning love, and "anthropos", meaning humankind. So
philanthropy essentially means "love of humankind." Its
opposite is a word we rarely use, but whose meaning is now all
too clear to us: misanthropy. "Mis" is the Greek root for hate,
so misanthropy literally means "hatred of humanity."
Hatred of humanity is a bone-chilling phrase. Yet it fully
describes what must have animated those who drove a fiery stake
into the hearts of Americans--indeed of peoples
everywhere--hoping to shatter and break them as the buildings
they destroyed. One still finds it hard to comprehend that our
hearts were their ultimate targets; our love, hope, and faith
their intended victims.
We often trivialize the words "love" and "hate". They are used
offhandedly, commercially, even indifferently at times. Yet in
the shambled ruins of Manhattan and Arlington, one perceives
each of these words anew. As The New York Times wrote the day
following the tragedy: "Commentators throughout the day
yesterday dwelled on the scale of the planning this terrorist
mission must have required. But it is just as important to
consider the intensity of the hatred it took to bring it off.
It is a hatred that exceeds the conventions of warfare, that
knows no limits, abides by no agreements. We had presumed that
the very excess of such emotions made them erratic, that
instability and inefficiency were securely coupled. But that
was when we lived on the other side of history's rift." (The
New York Times, September 12, 2001).
The editorialist's words ring true. The sheer multiplicity of
the horrors, the murderous intentionality of the evils, evade
comprehension. The numbing brutality of each violent act, the
unspeakable suffering inflicted on the innocents and their
families, collapse our understanding of what it means to be
human. History indeed does seem divided--from the years, days
and hours preceding the September 11th apocalypse--and now. As
someone once wrote, "The horrible has already happened."
Yet it is equally true that through the smoldering darkness, a
flame burned with an intensity we seldom realize is present
until ignited. With similar--no, greater--fervor, the torch of
compassion blazed through the tear-strewn nights and days,
freely offering rescue, aid, comfort, and hope to those
stricken by such diabolical hands and intentions.
Unlike the fires that raged that mournful Tuesday, the essence
of this flame is love. It knows no racial, national, or ethnic
origins or boundaries, and no particular religious identity. It
is embraced by the teachings of Jesus and Buddha, of Moses and
Mohammed, of Gandhi and King. It is the foundation of all
scriptures and ethics.
When we think of philanthropy, we often perceive it in material
or monetary terms. We usually reserve the word "philanthropist"
for those who make substantial financial contributions to
causes and projects benefiting others. We call Carnegie,
Rockefeller, and Gates great philanthropists. And rightly
Yet I hope in the days, months, and years following September
11th, we begin to see philanthropy in a new and more profound
light. Simply put, philanthropy is the love of humankind. It is
seen in the outpouring of compassion and support given by
countless individuals and organizations to assist those
devastated by this monumental catastrophe. It is evidenced by
the uniting of peoples of all faiths--Christians, Muslims,
Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and others, including those of no
particular religious faith--to assist the victims, their
families and friends, and to build bridges of peace and
understanding that can heal and unite us all.
Perhaps philanthropy is best exemplified by the heroic
contributions those who might have little material wealth to
share--the firefighters, police officers, and innumerable
volunteers--who have given something far more precious--their
bodies, their labor, and even their lives to help and rescue
others. Each has contributed a supreme gift of incalculable
love. Each one may truly be called a great philanthropist.
In these days of mourning and remembrance, may we all pray that
the spirit of love would arise out of the ashes of destruction,
that faithfulness and compassion would reverse the sinister
acts of infidelity and hate. Philanthropy, the love of
humankind, is the light that eclipses this time of darkness. It
embodies our finest treasure, our fervent hopes and dreams, our
essence, our love.
Craig Arban is an attorney and consultant specializing in
Contact information: Craig Arban 1511 New York Drive Altadena,
CA 91001 Phone: 626/296-1610 Fax: 626/296-8445 Email:
[Date/Time=09-14-01 - 9:05 PM]
Willy, email@example.com, [Msgid=161434]
I spoke to Rob Schiller the morning of the WTC travesty. He
indicated that Jory does not work anywhere near there. But I
can't remember if he said whether he had spoken to Jory or not,
so I'm assuming he's alright. The only other Timberalum I can
think of that might be in NY is Steve Feigenbaum. Is that still
the case? Does anyone know?
[Date/Time=09-15-01 - 12:20 AM]
JP, , [Msgid=161452]
Hoosier New Yorkers OK
Feigenbaum and Jory Cahn live in Manhattan and Dan Aron works
there and lives in Connecticut...all 3 are OK
[Date/Time=09-15-01 - 4:00 PM]
JMoss, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=161560]
Everything is holy! Everybody is holy! Everywhere is holy!
Everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an angel!
[Date/Time=09-16-01 - 10:35 PM]
P'troff, email@example.com, [Msgid=161803]
"Everyman's an angel!"
Even me? Peter, you showed me the light and allowed me a door
to open, but not all men are angels...
[Date/Time=09-16-01 - 11:21 PM]
Pud, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=161815]
Peace out of turmoil
Pud, yes angels can develop into Harpies...but we all begin as
angels! Thanks for "flying" back to the board, back to where
[Date/Time=09-18-01 - 8:47 AM]
P'troff, email@example.com, [Msgid=162141]
You know...despite the very grim outlook for survivors'
families at this moment, the almost absolute probability of
additional attacks in the near- and distant-future and the
all-to-real fact that most of our 401K/self-funded
retirements/investments have taken the most major and direct
hit that we've ever seen so far in our lives (market could fall
below 8000 today?), and the fact that we're very close to the
brink of global war and recession, we need to feel very
grateful that we, our families and close friends have been
safeguarded so far from such atrocities and grateful for the
fact that this board still exists as an open MEDIUM to express
emotion, to vent frustration and abuse, and, as equally
important, to demonstrate the real underlying love that we have
for each other as human beings. Most important to that end, is
to appreciate and feel very lucky for the absolute fact that it
has been the "OLD, OLD H" all along that has been solely
responsible thru the years for bringing us all together in this
[Date/Time=09-21-01 - 10:27 AM]
Pud, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=163276]
to Pud's post
[Date/Time=09-21-01 - 2:54 PM]
marksy, , [Msgid=163358]
Let's get things back to normal
and just to show that some things haven't changed I must point
out that the board is a MEDIUM to express our thoughts, not a
MEDIAN as Pud suggests....welcome back Puddy!
[Date/Time=09-21-01 - 10:01 PM]
JMoss, , [Msgid=163433]
I thought PETE was the medium.
[Date/Time=09-24-01 - 4:38 PM]
David Raskin, email@example.com, [Msgid=164075]
"yes angels can develop into Harpies..." Ohhhh, I thought you
[Date/Time=09-24-01 - 7:42 PM]
Pud, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=164171]
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that
holds whatever we want.
[Date/Time=09-24-01 - 8:11 PM]
P'etroff, email@example.com, [Msgid=164191]
DeJaVu After 22 years...
For those of you who were fortunate enough to have known or
known of Jeff Neri (GWU friend of Steve Lebau), circa 1979, his
only year at Timberlane, which happened to be, perhaps, the
wildest year of existance at Camp Timberlane For Boys, Inc., we
had dinner tonight. It seems that Jeff had a chance encounter
meeting with Charles P. Ruppman from Peoria a couple months
back near Carson City, NV (Neri now in Nevada). Mr. Ruppman,
not quite a "billionaire," is the King of Toll-Free Direct
Marketing here in Peoria. The two hit it off it seems, went
flying together and Mr. Ruppman decided to fly Mr. Neri to
their Corporate Office here, as they're always looking for
highly talented personnel with "interesting edges." Jeff,
without a doubt, has A LOT of edge to him. Suffice to say, we
had drinks and dinner over 4 hours and, for two people that
lived together his first and only year at Timberlane (Navajo),
the waitress remarked "you two must be awfully close friends."
That's what Timberlane has been responsible for in
accomplishing with all of us, regardless of tenure. What Jeff
recalls the most from that wild summer are the following: the
DAVID GAST MEMORIAL TRIBUTE, some poor SOB guy named "OSHEFSKI"
with qualifiers of TOM CALLAHAN and PETER KAUFMAN, 1979 BUCKET
NIGHT, with Neri himself running at a full gait near the
flagpole around 3AM and then going down on the ground hard and
last, but not least, his many escapades in the Girls' Room with
LIZ DERDARIAN (Bobbo being with Linda Sosman), even though
Martin Lynch was at the beginning stages of laying hay with
Liz. He also remarked how he recalls 3 or 4 times, seeing heads
of very young campers with eyes wide peeping in the windows
while such escapades were taking place, one of which was my
younger brother, Neil (on Ed Fried's shoulders). It goes
without saying that it was great seeing him and realizing the
time-warp that has transpired over the last 22 years. For a guy
who earned a mere $700 for that summer from our tubular
director, he recalls his summer at camp as, perhaps, the most
vivid he'd experienced and he sure has some nice-sounding ideas
for my house. Great seeing Mr. Neri...
[Date/Time=09-25-01 - 11:49 PM]
Pud, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=164872]
So Heidi and I are coming out of temple after this afternoon's
Yom Kippur service, and who do we run into?
Well, we're off to Minocqua and Beef-A-Rama for the weekend,
and we'll let you know when we get back...have a good time
PS: Susman, keep your mouth shut.
[Date/Time=09-28-01 - 12:30 AM]
Gazzoo, email@example.com, [Msgid=166652]
I'll take Timber encounters for $500
Was it Mark Grinderino?
[Date/Time=09-29-01 - 2:08 PM]
Gazzoo...have fun at trout-o-rama!
[Date/Time=09-29-01 - 7:30 PM]
JMoss, , [Msgid=167116]
Zoo.....Todd Chapman? Suss come on bob and heidi are far, far
[Date/Time=09-29-01 - 10:52 PM]
P'troff, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=167153]
Could it Be??
My guess was a close encounter with Vance L. Anyway
Happy/Healthy 5762 to all my Timber Juice out there. Fall
colors are peaking if you know what I mean!! Hey P'troff let's
[Date/Time=09-30-01 - 12:39 PM]
I know it wasn't me.
[Date/Time=09-30-01 - 8:30 PM]
David Raskin, email@example.com, [Msgid=167349]
The Million $ Question
Was it Cal or Al Pinkinson?
[Date/Time=09-30-01 - 11:39 PM]
Danny Buring, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=167394]
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