The frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut.
Until about 3:30 yesterday afternoon, Monday, September 12, all my frontiers were closed and all my doors were shut. Among all the other dead gremlins of my recent computer problems that litter my apartment there was one that would not die. I didn't want to discuss it on these pages, and in fact mentioned it to only a very few people, because I didn't want to cause the anger and frustration to those of you who would be affected.
On the first day of Summer I posted this question. "Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?" Then for the next several weeks I received 21 excellent answers from you. Most of you genuinely thought about the question. Your answers, both pro and con, were well thought through, articulate, compassionate and, in some cases, very personal.
On September 3rd, while AOL was working on another problem the entire file disappeared. The AOL technician managed to retrieve it. But on the 8th I discovered that it was missing again. Since then I have been frantically trying to get it back. Multiple phone calls were made to AOL. Verizon and HP seeking information, advice and hours of work. It was no use. No one could figure out what happened to it, how to find it or how to get it back. Altogether, from the 8th until 3:30 yesterday afternoon, I spent about 18 hours on the phone, and that's no exaggeration.
I thought I was going to write a journal entry for you with my humiliated apology for having lost all your superb efforts and deeply felt words. I was sure I would have to express the shame, rage and wretched sorrow I felt. I was already composing the entry.
But not wanting to give up I made one last, almost hopeless call to AOL, expecting once again to be told they couldn't find it and weren't able to restore it. Instead, my call was answered by a magician and miracle worker named Chris who spent an hour going in and out of esoteric files, charts and tables. Suddenly it appeared. SUMMER QUESTION ANSWERS, with everything in place.
If I could explain to you the anguish I have been through during the past week over this issue then you could appreciate my joy. Please share it with me. And if you haven't answered the Summer Question yet, WELL?............
DB - The Vagabond
Never Give Up
The end of Summer is fast approaching, people.
It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you.
Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
21 interesting answers so far.
You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.