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Blog Posted:4/4/2014 11:17:00 AM
I am writing this in a train of thought that argues with myself as well.  No matter the decade or century of human existence, we have known in our own hearts if we are sane, what is right and wrong and also what might balance on a fine edge.  We also know our personal levels of social comfort relative to how we present ourselves to others.  Let’s stick to poetry for now because that’s why we are here.  Discussions have swirled about right and wrong and censorship and non censorship and hypocrisy and favoritism forever, so no surprise that some level of chaos would result from the subject blog.  I think and hope that the level of chaos was unsuspected by the author when just a minor rattling of the cage would arouse the usual suspects.  In social environments how much extra audacity do we derive from our anonymity, like here where some don’t even use their real name, and if they do who knows them anyway.  What would we write and present at a reading with a mixture of 200 of us in person. Perhaps we should consider what may be socially awkward in that light.  I don’t think it would be too artistically restrictive to make that consideration to ourselves and consider that we are standing face to face with each other.  Heck, it’s hard enough at events with our own family members, never mind adding another thousand eyes and egos.  Enough said.
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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 4:55:00 PM
    a time for deep reflection as holy week and easter beckon... may we find true discernment in the coming days.. seems we all got hurt in different ways.. this is al i can say at the moment as i didn't get the full story; my computer conked out but saw enough to relay this to all... thanks, craig... more later!... huggs

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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 3:14:00 PM
    :) In one of the classes I was teaching, an article came up about online etiquette. "Flaming".....insulting...is much easier to do when it is in an online conversation. You are right...that anonymity gives one the "freedom" to let loose. You put things in the right perspective, Craig. Good for you. Lovely blog. God bless.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 2:27:00 PM
    Craig, since my last comment also got deleted, where I'd said he can't remove his post becoz he remains blocked out, so can't log in,, been so since yesterday. so posting this again.. Hope TPS would remove it.

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    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 4/4/2014 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    he himself would have done it, I'm sure like he has in the past deleted his blogs...
  1. Date: 4/4/2014 1:11:00 PM
    You say "[...] the level of chaos was unsuspected by the author" ... I don't think so. He could have removed his post after seeing what's going on here ... if his intentions were not malicious. Let's try to forget all this stupid incident (and this ... guy too). Have a great day, Craig.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Yes as humans we err, best to start the day a new and try harder, not to have a great day Craig.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 11:41:00 AM
    Craig, interesting train of thoughts. Thank you for sharing with us. ~SKAT~

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