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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Quick update

Not that anyone asked, but I thought it might be time to explain my blogging absence and share a few brief updates:

1: Right about the time I left my last post, my brother was rushed to the hospital. Tests revealed he has two types of brain cancer. After a stint in Sloan-Kettering, he was released pending treatment. Needless to say, this is not good news. I will be going along with him and his fiance to Sloan on Wednesday for a treatment discussion where specifics will be shared. We also kept my niece with us through the worst of it, though she is back home now.

2: I just got back from a couple of days at my daughter's house working on their mini-renovation. It's going as well as can be expected when dealing with an older house.

3: I will be hosting 2 separate St. Patrick's Day dinners this weekend. I have an interesting menu planned and will be food shopping later today.

4: Rosa and I are doing fine and even did a bit of spanking. (I even got 700 whacks in a single evening, which eliminated another overdue slip!)

5: My 2 month-plus o-less period has ended with a massive bang.....or should I say: 'squirt'? I am feeling a lot more balanced as a result.

6: I am still working on dioramas. Currently I am making progress on a NYC storefront/street scene. I may post some pictures at some point.

7: And I am currently embroiled in a 'going nowhere battle' with Tumblr over their inexplicable policy enforcement. For example, this image:


...has been declared unsuitable for view with no chance of appeal. Since there are no nipples, genitals, or sex acts visible, I have asked why and they won't answer me. [there will be an entire post devoted to this at some point] Meanwhile THIS image (and many like it) can be seen on another Tumblr:


My Tumblr has never been popular nor of great interest ....even to me. It's more of my frustration therapy over terrible captions, but now that this issue has surfaced, I have decided to just see what happens......though so far it hasn't resulted in much. Still it's sort of entertaining to keep sending them emails about it.....just to be a pest.

Lastly, I just don't seem to find much that appeals to me 'blog-wise'.....whether here or elsewhere. In fact, I find myself being irritated by a lot of what I read and inclined to respond accordingly. However, I also think that such response will be construed as belligerent and therefore I'm just staying quiet and avoiding interactions. And since I have so much going on with family issues and projects, I don't have much to entice me to drop those things and write posts that don't seem to be of much interest to anyone anyway. So, that's what's been going on. I am not sure if this post will serve as an ice-breaker of sorts and prompt me to write more or just serve as an explanation for why I may not be around much going forward.

12 comments:

  1. clearly the allowed pic is simply a gymnast and therefore fine

    post as the muse moves you.

    sorry re family illness teaches us to appreciate people while we can

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    1. All true.....apparently even the first point.

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  2. That's terrible regarding your brother. I hope the treatment is successful.

    I've seen the same thing on Tumblr countless times. A relatively benign image flagged as adult, and above it and under it hard core porn. So much for the wonders of AI

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    1. Thanks. I hope so too.

      I am trying to determine if it's based on some AI program or on reporting, or both? I can't seem to get an answer.

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    2. I really think it has to be a very automated program, given the sheer volume of the content and the sheer stupidity of some of the decisions

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    3. I would think so, but they do mention a reporting feature. So maybe it's a combination. The thing is, (as you'll see when I post about this) what they've claimed and what they are doing are two very different things.

      And if it is an automated program? They should demand their money back......since the damned thing is supposed to be looking for certain kinds of nudity and yet it can't even distinguish between naked and clothed people.

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  3. Sorry about your brother hope he pulls thru. All the best

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  4. I have missed you! So much going on for you.. Wishing the best.

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    1. Thanks, dear. And I hope things go well for you and Shilo too.

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  5. I am so sorry about your family news.

    And the tumblr issue.. Its months later and I'm still mad!

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    1. Yeah, I never wrote up the piece but I still have the emails. I just lost interest.

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