Re: no subject [pcp & fun]

Cross MC (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 10:25:38 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 17 Sep 1995 wrote:

> I think it is important to continue to push Kelly's work and ideas into the
> mainstream so that it is accessible and undestandable. I think it is
> important that there are those that take the time to explain and encourage
> further study and free thought.
> I also think it is important not chastise and argue about whom is the most
> "pure" in their Kellian interpretation. Repgrid theorists, artificial
> intelligence theorists, practicing clinicians, idiographic narrativists,
> muckety mucks, discouraged renegades, new and ambitious masters students,
> naive do-gooders, developmental theorists, Australians, Americans, English,
> Africans, Italians, Spaniards, and others have all contributed to the current
> body of work.
> It is wonderful that someone (James Mancuso?) took the time to work and help
> that student learn and foster Kelly's and that students ideas.
> How the above listed group responds to others and between themselves can
> determine if a new student will take the time to learn the nuances of a
> wonderful theory.

John, from home at a time when perhaps I should be at work I just wanted
to say; what a wonderful way to start the week. Such words of enthusiasm
and yes I agree the way we project ourselves to the those outside is
indeed important for the development of this school of thought.

I did however want to note that as one who has engaged in conversations,
which to the outsider, may appear strong, sharp, whatever... I can only
do this because I feel safe. The PCP community, our conferences and the
many quality relationships I share with regular contributors to this
electronic form are like no others I participate in. Instead of
moderating the discorse perhaps from time to time we simply need
to note and reflect on the points of unity, the importance of our work
and the possibilities for the future.

I am greatful for your concern.

Kindest regards malcolm c. cross