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Re: [xmca] Update on Tony Whitson

Great to hear from someone closer to the scene who would like to pursue the
suggestions made by people so far. Perhaps everyone could start by going to
Tony's web page, since he suggested it through you, Deborah. Its a pretty
time for all of us, but the web allows us to pursue the matter in our own
if not our "own ways."

As soon as possible, we at LCHC will organize a systematic look at the xmca
but that takes time and labor and coordination, which makes the web page a
common sense common goal.

Anyone who would like to help pulling the relevant information from the
please contact me.


On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Deborah Rockstroh

> That's a lovely suggestion Mike, a very thoughtful way to keep Tony and his
> interests in the forefront of our minds, at the very least; and perhaps
> such
> discussions might trigger something to assist in his recovery. I think
> David
> Kellogg's suggestion about attempting to communicate with him in Chinese
> has
> potential too. Tony has contributed much to these conversations and my
> thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time also.
> He often directed us to his blog, so perhaps that provides an additional
> avenue for understanding and framing his interests?
> http://curricublog.wordpress.com/
> Deb
> Deborah Rockstroh
> Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour
> Preferred email: d_rockstroh@bigpond.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] On
> Behalf Of mike cole
> Sent: Monday, 12 December 2011 3:20 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: Re: [xmca] Update on Tony Whitson
> There is a pretty large archive to topics tony has commented on in the past
> few years at lchc when I google search. I am not competent to download them
> all and order them but if it were possible to do so, we might be able to
> take up some topics that are of interest to Tony as a foundation of
> communication if he is so inclined.
> mike
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Martin Packer <packer@duq.edu> wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 11, 2011, at 2:00 PM, David H Kirshner wrote:
> >
> > > "Tony is not able to independently log on to this
> > > account yet or read comments with understanding, but he seems to
> > > understand spoken language perfectly, so we are reading the emails on
> > > this account to Tony as they come in.
> >
> > This seems a powerful example of the way that compensation, that is,
> > treatment and recovery from neurological damage, requires an external,
> > social, moment. LSV wrote that "Research into the compensatory functions
> > that develop in these disorders also shows that the objectification of a
> > disturbed function, that is, bringing it outside and changing it into
> > external activity, is one of the basic roads in the compensation of
> > disorders".
> >
> > I hope that we at XMCA might together provide that external activity that
> > will help Tony in his recovery.
> >
> > Martin
> >
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