would you want to?
Near as I
can tell, there are four reasons why you would want to contact me:
1. If you want to know about my credentials and why you should
trust my website to provide you with quality information, ecce: My
name is David Meadows and I've got a B.A. in Classical History and
Civilization and History (a double major) from the University of
Calgary; a B.A. in Latin, also from the U of C; an M.A. in Classics
from Queen's (Kingston); and I'm ABD in Roman Studies at McMaster
(it's the dissertation that never ends!). Most recently I've
completed my B.Ed. from Brock and am currently teaching in an
elementary school in Southern Ontario. I've been active online for
well over a decade and like to think I know my way around the "information
superhighway" (such as it is); as such, the vast majority of
things I link to fall into the category of reliable sources by my
reckoning. If I like a site for some reasons but am hesitant to
recommend parts of it, I'll say so.
2. If you want to tell me about a dead or broken link, please
try reloading the link a couple of times before you tell me. If the
link still refuses to come up, feel free to drop me a line at
tell me which browser you are using in your message). I can't
guarantee I'll get to it right away, but I'll try valiantly to see
what's going on as soon as I can.
3. If you want to recommend a site to me, again, feel free to
drop me a line at email@example.com.
I do not guarantee that I'll take your suggestion and I may or may
not get back to you in a timely manner, but I'll try!.
4. If you want me to answer a question about the ancient world,
keep in mind that it is not my job to do your homework for you.
First of all, if you are going to ask me a question, I expect your
note to be courteous and not the sort you would write to your
'buddies' or in 'messenger-speak' (you know, the "......can u
plz help me writting 2 paragraphs on this subject.....i'll b very
thankful to u........i'll wait for ur reply" pseudo-spelling).
I have very little patience for such flagrant assaults on the
English language and will summarily toss any such requests. I will
also not answer any questions of the sort "I'm doing such and
such a project for school and need info on this as soon as possible
since it's due the day after tomorrow. Thanks." If you do not
give me an idea of the research you have done already, your message
will go straight to trash. If you show me that you've genuinely made
the effort to do the research and are still coming up empty, I'll
send you some urls. Heck, if it seems like something worthwhile,
I'll put together a page of them for you and direct you to that. But
-- I repeat -- I will not do your homework for you. If you've
managed to not be frightened off by all that, you can send your
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll try to get to them as soon as I can.
If you've got some other reason to contact me,