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1 Hungarian Library Association (mind)  11 sor     (cikkei)
2 Summer Travel Costs (mind)  12 sor     (cikkei)
3 Re: Please make me an optimist (mind)  58 sor     (cikkei)
4 Looking for RFE/RL Daily thru www (mind)  8 sor     (cikkei)
5 Human Rights Workshop (fwd) (mind)  26 sor     (cikkei)
6 Woodridge, NJ - Anniversary Ball (mind)  18 sor     (cikkei)
7 College Park, MD - Hungarian Tanchaz (mind)  26 sor     (cikkei)
8 Please make me an optimist (mind)  15 sor     (cikkei)

+ - Hungarian Library Association (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

I would like to know if there is such a thing as a Hungarian Library
Association. If so, could anyone tell me its name? And any other information
you could give (e.g. the major library science publication in Hungary,
the name of the person heading the Lib. Assoc., etc.) would be much
I thank you in advance.

James McShane                                    *DON'T PANIC*
Assistant Division Manager
Literature and Languages Div.
Queens Borough Public Library             
+ - Summer Travel Costs (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

I have been trying to arrange a visit to Magyarorszag for June of this
summer, but airline rates seem to be unusually high.  Unless I can find
a less expensive ticket than the ones I've been quoted, I fear I won't
be able to make the trip.  Does anyone out there know of a consolidator
or travel package that would make my visit possible for less than the
$950-$1000 I've been hearing about.  I should mention that these prices
have been with regard to a Chicago or Milwaukee departure.  My
preference would be to leave from either of those points, although I
would consider St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, or others.
I truly any appreciate any help or advice you might be able to give me.
+ - Re: Please make me an optimist (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Dear magyar student,

        Here are my honest responses, as you have requested.
        In fact, you have addressed a special need in your request which
        I would like to discuss.  You asked that your respondents answer
        the questions in a manner of speaking to friends.  This is
        certainly needed, since I have yet to meet an american who
        could open his mind to others at a first meeting.  They find
        it difficult to express their true thoughts for reasons I have
        not found able to comprehend.  Also, they are quite
        uncomfortable when those in discussion with them open their
        true thoughts.  They realize the fact that their conversation
        companion has opened their own mind, thus! opening a window
        into the soul of themselves.  This frightens them and they are
        unable to carry on any conversation with this person for fear of
        having to be honest and open.

        What manner of conversation is worth having unless it
        bears the soul of the speaker?  So I commend you for
        asking your audience to "speak as with friends", but it also
        does not increase any optimism I have about the general public.

> The questions:
> 1. What are your first thoughts when you hear this word: optimism?
        I think of people who smile no matter what.  This annoys me.
        I believe the correct way to live is to respond to life in
        the appropriate manner.  For instance, if you are heartbroken,
        then you *should* be sad for awhile.  It is only in this manner
        that we can learn of ourselves.  Responding to the external
        stimuli in the most natural manner is what I call "authentic".
        Therefore, in my day to day life, I am authentic.  I am sad when
        I need to be.  I get happy only when I *know* something will
        occur, not what *may* be.  I go about my business in order to
        accomplish my goals.  Let me expand.  I do not 'hope' for the
        future.  I set my goals, I go after them.  There is no
        optimism for me.  I relish in the daily tasks of working
        towards goals and this is better than optimism.

> 2. Would you say you are an optimistic person? Why or why not?
        No, I think optimism is false.  There is so much of it here
        it is disgusting.  It is easy to equate it with stupidity, but
        I try not to.

> 3. Do you agree with the saying that 'life is unendurable without hope'?
        For some people, yes.  For me, if things look bad, I let the
        emotion overrun me.  Then I write poetry or I paint and after
        the pain is over, I look back on what I have created and see that
        the pain was beneficial.  So I use the present to get to a better
        future.  I don't use optimism.

> Please answer them as naturally as if you were talking with friends.
> Thank you very much for your participation.>
                                                Michael D. Shafer
                                                Uni @ Buffalo
                                                Graduate Dept. Of Mech. Eng.
+ - Looking for RFE/RL Daily thru www (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

I am looking for www sites where I can get daily news from RFE/RL,
especially on Hungary.
If someone knows any ideas about this, please tell me the www address
at :

Thank you in advance.
+ - Human Rights Workshop (fwd) (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 11:25:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Beata Kovacs Nas >
Subject: Human Rights Workshop

The 6th Annual Human Rights Workshop will be held from June 9-12 at
Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

The Human Rights Workshop is co-sponsored by the History Department of
Shepherd College, the Hungarian American Coalition, the Hungarian
Communion of Friends and the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation. It is an
annual event dedicated to informing the attentive public and increasing
the activism and effectiveness of people who are committed to defend the
human rights of Hungarian minorities in Eastern and Central Europe. All
persons interested in the human rights struggle, particualrly college and
graduate school age individuals are encouraged to participate. This
year's workshop includes a trip to Washington, D.C. where participants
will participate in briefing sessions at the White House, State
Department, and offices of selected Senators and Congressmen.

Registration fee is $50 plus $15 for the field trip.

If you would like to receive a detailed schedule and registration form,
send e-mail to 
+ - Woodridge, NJ - Anniversary Ball (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

*           05/13/95 SATURDAY           ANNIVERSARY BALL
        New York Hungaria Sports Club
        Woodridge Hungarian American Citizen Club
        95 Port Reading Ave, Woodridge, N.J.
        75th Anniversary Ball with
        Puskas Ocsi and Sugar Imre
        Incze Marika, Hungaria Dancegroup
        with the music of Cigany Joska and his band
        donation $35
        call: 212-535-3681 or

personal email          : 
Hungarian-American list : 
WWW                     : http://www.glue.umd.edu/~gotthard
+ - College Park, MD - Hungarian Tanchaz (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

* 7:30 PM 05/13/95 SATURDAY             TANCHAZ

 Tanchaz by TISZA Ensemble - Traditional Hungarian Music and Dance
 Starting Point Dance Studio . From I495 take Route 1 South
 toward College Park . After passing the UM complex , make a left
 onto Calvert Rd. The studio is in the first building on your right,
 behind Clean and Lean Laudromat/Fitness Center

 Adm     : $4 ($3 for Tisza members)

 Tanchaz starts promptly at 7:30 with 15 minutes of instruction in basic
 elements of Hungarian dancing, followed by 45 minutes of instruction in a
 traditional Hungarian or Transylvanian dance.  Dancing to live and
 recorded music ends the evening.  The basic steps of many of the dances
 will be demonstrated in a special teaching circle while each dance is
 going on.

 You may bring food or drink .  Please bring footwear
 that will not damage the dance floor.

For this and other programs see the CALENDAR section of my WWW homepage!
personal email          : 
Hungarian-American list : 
WWW                     : http://www.glue.umd.edu/~gotthard
+ - Please make me an optimist (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Dear Reader,

I am a student of the ELTE university in Budapest, Hungary, in the faculty of
arts. I study in the American Studies Department, and in this semester I am
taking a course in cognitive linguistics. I am writing to you now to ask for
your help. I have to do a linguistic research for which I need American
English native speakers write about their concept of optimism. So I would
like to ask you to answer these questions bellow, and to send the answers
back to me ) till Thursday, May 11.
The questions:
1. What are your first thoughts when you hear this word: optimism?
2. Would you say you are an optimistic person? Why or why not?
3. Do you agree with the saying that 'life is unendurable without hope'?
Please answer them as naturally as if you were talking with friends.
Thank you very much for your participation.