I realized that while there are people with whom I’d like to re-establish contact who were at the reunion, and while the first part of my time at MindSpring was both wonderful and a great opportunity, the end of that time really soured things for me. It ate badly at my confidence. After reconnection with Green, among others, I learned that what happened to me certainly wasn’t unique or unusual—it was part of the move towards corporatization and conformity. I had no desire to run into Stromberg or McQuary. It wouldn’t have been fun. So I didn’t go.
There’s an interesting bit about MindSpring/EarthLink in Creative Loafing. Weird headline, but some interesting figures:
This is a marvelous article:
In Praise of Pagan Men
I’m honored to be partnered with my incredible pagan man, sambear, and to be associated with others. I love you.
BTW — the stained glass piece shown with the article is gorgeous! I’ve sent an email asking about the artist.
And as an addendum to the size acceptance post,is a holistic doctor who has some very interesting articles and PowerPoint presentations available on his site for downloading.
*Not a reflection on either kid—I’m still getting used to the whole “My BABY has a BOYFRIEND!” thing. I think I’ll likely post more about that later.