Saffron - rejected messages

Jim McKenney
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:52:45 PST
Angela said " Can't everyone just talk about bulbs?
I find these conversations boring."

Angela, we are talking about bulbs.

For some people, "bulb" means those little globular things you plant in the

For some people, "bulb' means those plants which grow from bulbs.

For some people, "bulb' means corm, tuber or who knows what.

For some people, "bulb" means the flowers produced by plants which grow from

For some people, talking about bulbs means talking about their history, or
their diseases, or their relationships, or their economic uses, or their
culinary uses, or their literature, or the esthetic responses we have to
bulbs or any of the other aspects of the human experience which touch on

For some people, "bulb" means light bulb.

You get the point, don't you? No one of us unilaterally defines the concept
bulb. We're a group, and our interests range across many fields.

Some of us are very narrowly focused, some of us celebrate the role of bulbs
in our lives with a much greater degree of catholicity. 

Don't we all have something valuable to bring to the table?

The best way to have lots of posts which you will enjoy reading is to get
the ball rolling on a topic which interests you. Are you contributing to the
repartee? If not, you have only yourself to blame if you don't find the
responses interesting. 

Try it; you may be very pleasantly surprised. I'm very favorably impressed
by the depth and breadth of the knowledge and enthusiasm in this group. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm about bulbed-out
for the day. 

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