Shady's Port-O-Pulpit

hollering down the well...

   Sat, January 10, 2009 - 9:10 PM
i haven't logged in to tribe in what feels like ages. i've blogged even less. tragic, since it seemed like i was popping in here half a dozen or more times a day a few years back. it just feels like the site fell and never fully got up...

i don't even feel inspired to blog on here, much less poke around on old discussion pages to see if anyone's still lurking. and i have gotten approximately one friend request on this site in about five months. and it's from someone i don't know.

no real reason to belabor the emptiness. it hurts enough without having to pour salt on the wound. sure, it feels like "just keep clicking here 'til everyone returns" would seem to be the answer, but, alas, that doesn't seem to have proven to be very useful. or entertaining...

anyway, i just got back from jam cruise, year three of working merch. it was exhaustive and a blast. and exhaustive. and i'm gearing up to attend and vend obamaroo, the big hoopla in dc. and i'm wondering if the dollar is going to crash in spite of his good rhetoric and ability to inspire.

and that is all i have to say on the matter right now. i'm going to go back to reading the "clusterfuck nation" blog: jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/



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Tue, January 13, 2009 - 11:40 AM
Nice to hear from you again. I always enjoy reading your posts, and sometimes living vicariously thru them.

Far as I can tell, people are still logging on, but I don't think they are spending quite as much time online (at least on here) as they used to. Personally, I try and limit the time I spend on a social networking site, to spending actual time with real people. I think it's funny/sad when some people I know have hundreds of online "friends" yet don't seem to get out much - yet you can always catch them logged on. That doesn't apply to everyone, but it applies to enough people to be ironic.

I haven't blogged much myself in the last few months. Part of it has to do with the fact that I tend to go inwards during the winter. I'm only going out to an event when it really inspires me; money is one factor in being so picky, but so is energy and recovery time. On the plus side of less socializing, I really enjoy and value the interactions I've had. I haven't had any "lame" nights out in quite a while; each has been stellar in its own right, and that's pretty amazing, in my book.

I think part of my lack of online activity was that real life sort of wiped me out last year. Fifth Night (Nov 2007-Nov 2008) took a big-ass bite out of me, as it did to so many other people I know. But since we've moved into Sixth Day, many in my circle have noticed a better flow of energy, an ability to manifest once again, and just a general lifting of the heaviness that permeated last year. And no, it's got nothing to do with Obama... I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed when he doesn't make all their dreams come true by January 21st, like he's a superhero who can magically change things overnight -- with no effort on their part aside from casting a vote and going to a party next Tuesday.

But I don't wanna hijack your post with political crap. It's good to read you again, just in case that wasn't made apparent before. Your presence made a crappy dust storm at BM 07 bearable and entertaining :)