Posted by Validus (other posts) on September 02, 2016 at 08:52:55 Previous Next
I just wanted to let those of you with whom I've kept in touch via Facebook that I've had my account there permanently deleted. Call me old fashioned, but speaking for myself, life was better (and time put to better use) before the advent of that type of social media. I've been an artist all my life, and have noticed that, over the past several years, my actual creative output has undergone a tremendous downturn. Some of this can be attributed to actual time wasted online, largely on Facebook, and also to the truly mind-altering effect social media has on people, even when they're not using it (see the article linked below for more information on this topic).
I'm grateful that the MLHH has remained unchanged, over the many years that I've been a member of this community. The format of our beloved hyperboard is beautiful in its simplicity, and requires a degree of "human-ness" that I feel has been lost in the quagmire of newer forms of online social interaction. Thanks to EVERY ONE OF YOU, who have made it (and continue to make it) what it is.
Our friend, the late, great Bill Choisser, said it best: "When I dream, I never dream I'm on Facebook."
With warm regards,