A blog

jamie said:

sac said:

At one time, there was a category or section for blogs with each MOLer who participated having their own blog thread. Others certainly might post in it in response to the blogger's posts but each of them was unique.  Sadly that was long enough ago, 15-ish years I think, that I don't think those blogs are still accessible.  @jamie, am I right?  I'd love to read mine again.  

 Like this one?  https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/sac-blogging-around-traveling

 Yes, that's it.  But frustrating because none of the links work (especially to the Greenemom and PhilC Strangeness blogs)   I think you should hire some smart young nerd to come in and fix all the links to the older blogs!


No $ to spend on nerds.   We can't even earn a "thank you" here it seems.



sac said:

 Yes, that's it.  But frustrating because none of the links work (especially to the Greenemom and PhilC Strangeness blogs)   I think you should hire some smart young nerd to come in and fix all the links to the older blogs!

 yeah, the $ put into fixing links isn't in the budget at the moment.  If you're looking for any threads posted in the past 16 years- just use the search - I was able to find this pretty quickly:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/there-is-strangeness-in-the-universe

With Greenmom blog - I used the user link (which is greentree) - just click on any random user and replace the username in the link:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/profile/discussions/u/greenetree

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/greenemom-s-place

The older posts are a little trickier - here's your blog from 2001:

http://www.jamieross.com/discus/messages/3365/111401.html?1137472500

just replace southorangevillage.com with jamieross.com  with link with discus in them.

The links with/vc/ - not sure how to make these work at the moment.  but the contents should be searchable through the search.


I watched The Music Man for the gazillionth time tonight. It will always have a special place in my heart. Back in the fifth grade, circa 1967, I guess, I was in my elementary school band, playing first trumpet.  In a concert, we played an arrangement of The Music Man, basically a medley. I still remember coming into the finale, which was 76 Trombones. I remember the excitement as we ended the piece. We got a standing ovation -  a first for me. I felt so proud. Little did I know it was just the start of a profound musical experience all the way through to my graduation from high school.

Still brings me to tears, more than 50 years later.


drummerboy said:

I watched The Music Man for the gazillionth time tonight. It will always have a special place in my heart. Back in the fifth grade, circa 1967, I guess, I was in my elementary school band, playing first trumpet.  In a concert, we played an arrangement of The Music Man, basically a medley. I still remember coming into the finale, which was 76 Trombones. I remember the excitement as we ended the piece. We got a standing ovation -  a first for me. I felt so proud. Little did I know it was just the start of a profound musical experience all the way through to my graduation from high school.

Still brings me to tears, more than 50 years later.

 Funny you should mention memories of music bringing you to tears 50 years later. Have you seen Summer of Soul yet? The interview segments with the man who attended as a child are brief but incredibly moving. I keep rewinding those parts on Hulu. So glad I saw it on the big screen. Couldn't have picked a better film for my first trip back to a movie theater.


kthnry said:

drummerboy said:

I watched The Music Man for the gazillionth time tonight. It will always have a special place in my heart. Back in the fifth grade, circa 1967, I guess, I was in my elementary school band, playing first trumpet.  In a concert, we played an arrangement of The Music Man, basically a medley. I still remember coming into the finale, which was 76 Trombones. I remember the excitement as we ended the piece. We got a standing ovation -  a first for me. I felt so proud. Little did I know it was just the start of a profound musical experience all the way through to my graduation from high school.

Still brings me to tears, more than 50 years later.

 Funny you should mention memories of music bringing you to tears 50 years later. Have you seen Summer of Soul yet? The interview segments with the man who attended as a child are brief but incredibly moving. I keep rewinding those parts on Hulu. So glad I saw it on the big screen. Couldn't have picked a better film for my first trip back to a movie theater.

 I have not seen it yet, but it's on my list.


dave said:

No $ to spend on nerds.   We can't even earn a "thank you" here it seems.

 Nobody uses the tip jar anymore? I know I have on occasion, when it resurfaced.


And I think I've posted thank yous from time to time, but here's another: THANK YOU!


jamie said:

sac said:

 Yes, that's it.  But frustrating because none of the links work (especially to the Greenemom and PhilC Strangeness blogs)   I think you should hire some smart young nerd to come in and fix all the links to the older blogs!

 yeah, the $ put into fixing links isn't in the budget at the moment.  If you're looking for any threads posted in the past 16 years- just use the search - I was able to find this pretty quickly:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/there-is-strangeness-in-the-universe

With Greenmom blog - I used the user link (which is greentree) - just click on any random user and replace the username in the link:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/profile/discussions/u/greenetree

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/greenemom-s-place

The older posts are a little trickier - here's your blog from 2001:

http://www.jamieross.com/discus/messages/3365/111401.html?1137472500

just replace southorangevillage.com with jamieross.com  with link with discus in them.

The links with/vc/ - not sure how to make these work at the moment.  but the contents should be searchable through the search.

 Oh boy - big mistake!  I started reading PhilC's blog at about 11pm last night.  Not a smart move!  I am ROFL!!


sac said:

jamie said:

sac said:

 Yes, that's it.  But frustrating because none of the links work (especially to the Greenemom and PhilC Strangeness blogs)   I think you should hire some smart young nerd to come in and fix all the links to the older blogs!

 yeah, the $ put into fixing links isn't in the budget at the moment.  If you're looking for any threads posted in the past 16 years- just use the search - I was able to find this pretty quickly:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/there-is-strangeness-in-the-universe

With Greenmom blog - I used the user link (which is greentree) - just click on any random user and replace the username in the link:

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/profile/discussions/u/greenetree

https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/greenemom-s-place

The older posts are a little trickier - here's your blog from 2001:

http://www.jamieross.com/discus/messages/3365/111401.html?1137472500

just replace southorangevillage.com with jamieross.com  with link with discus in them.

The links with/vc/ - not sure how to make these work at the moment.  but the contents should be searchable through the search.

 Oh boy - big mistake!  I started reading PhilC's blog at about 11pm last night.  Not a smart move!  I am ROFL!!

Finished PhilC's and went on to Greenemom ... what a rollercoaster!  No broken links to other threads (at least not so far, although there are mentions) but I'm missing the whispers.  And really missing the community we all had back then.


For fans of Jamelle Bouie, the NY Times columnist, take note that he also does breakfast cereal reviews.

https://www.seriouseats.com/jamelle-bouie-5118728


You mean the days when we kmew who some, but not all, people were IRL?  The early days of F2F gatherings?  I miss those, too.


sac said:

Finished PhilC's and went on to Greenemom ... what a rollercoaster!  No broken links to other threads (at least not so far, although there are mentions) but I'm missing the whispers.  And really missing the community we all had back then.

 You mean the days when we kmew who some, but not all, people were IRL? The early days of F2F gatherings? I miss those, too.

I also remember the days I knew how to properly reply to a comment!. ☺️

Let's see how this turns out!

(Jamie:  Maybe you delete my "extra" responses, so I don't look so foolish....


I want one of these


I'm sitting in my cool, air-conditioned apartment, and I can't keep my glasses from fogging up.

What's happening?


for your listening pleasure


my son, who is 27, still fits into his Bar Mitzvah suit. He's 6 feet tall. He was not 6 feet tall when 13.

it's some kind of miracle.


anyone else have a set of these as a kid?


drummerboy said:

anyone else have a set of these as a kid?

 We had these


Kept them right next to the dinner table to settle arguments 


We had Encyclopedia Britannica as our grown-up encyclopedia. The Book of Knowledge was part of that (I think?) and was aimed at kids. I spent untold hours in those books.

We also had the Encyclopedia Americana. Why we had two encyclopedias, I dunno.


max_weisenfeld said:

Kept them right next to the dinner table to settle arguments 

 Are you saying you hit dinner guests with a volume?


I seriously must have listened to this 50 times today.


someone has to explain to me how this is a result of natural selection


max_weisenfeld said:

drummerboy said:

anyone else have a set of these as a kid?

 We had these

I still have mine from the 50's. Our grandson likes to look at them - he has Asperger's, which may explain it. 


I'll be damned.

I just found out that Billie Joe was male.

I have to re-evaluate my whole life.


Today I discovered how to cut a cling peach.

I can die happy now.


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