Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Active elements on this page: Occasionally I will publish a new blog post, but I write mostly at other sites.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blogger woes

Here's my sad tale of cyber-insecurity --

In the past few days Google discovered a bit of malware code that someone placed in my South by Southwest website without my permission. They have blocked my site, and in a related matter, suspended my Twitter account. I removed what code I could be sure was a problem. I will have a "geek" with more skills come Tuesday to do the thorough code cleaning and clearing the site needs, fix the registry and reinstate my virus protections. What the blogosphere reports in similar situations, however, is that it can take a long time for Google to act. Even after the site has been cleaned, I am just one in what must be a long line of Blogger writers with blocks on their sites. I do not yet feel defeated by this, but I do feel "in over my head." Thank God for my Geek service availability.

So where does that leave this "little blogger?" Making Good Mondays is perfectly fine. And the websites where I regularly post are also totally available for me to utilize. They include The Sirens Chronicles (with a featured post on Tuesdays); The Reaction (where I am assistant editor and write the "Reaction Reviews"); and TPM Cafe (where I am part of that blogging community). So I will not disappear, except temporarily from South by Southwest, my home blog since March of 2005.

The effect of all this will be that I will do a bit better at answering e-mail, I will be more creative, and I will rely on my little blogging communities for sustenance and support. So enough of "woe is me." I am blessed to have almost everything I need, and hope for solutions.

To those of you who are observing Memorial Day tomorrow, have a fine day. Today I will be watching NASA TV as the Atlantis crew lands -- sometime soon I hope. Godspeed to them.

My new blog is called "Behind the Links."

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
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  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.