Post by Emily Post by JackPineSavage
Anybody have any clue as to what has happened to mg & Emily? Been a
long time since I have seen a post from either of them.
I think mg said he was taking a break and I've been doing much the
same, just checking the posts occasionally and not seeing anything I
wanted to comment on. What's happening to our country is so
depressing that I'm rarely watching anything political on TV except
for Rachel Maddow and I've been fast-forwarding through even through
her program when she's been talking about Kavanaugh.
But I very much appreciate your noticing and commenting on my absence.
I've been posting here for years. I filter cross posters and the
lunatics, which lately leaves a small handful of authentic
participants. The irony is that I came here because I was getting
ready to retire and was curious to hear what retirees had to say about
their lives after work. This group was political from day one, and has
never been about retirement -- but more about something to do in
retirement. Over the years as political discourse in the US has gotten
more shrill, and long time posters have died, the group has gradually
shrunk. Probably, more importantly, UseNet has become an anachronism,
a forgotten backwater of the Internet, replaced by Twitter, Facebook,
and the iPhone. There is still a lot of activity in the UseNet file
sharing arena, but that contributes nothing to soc.retirement. As a
gardener once told me about some flowers I was admiring, nothing
beautiful lasts forever.