mnp13 wrote:Hi Michael!
I see that you picked up the PM I sent you! I expect your next post to be the thread that I "suggested" that you start, or please find some place else to post.
Let me tell you the way I would run a forum, were I of the mindset to run one, which I currently am not, hence the happenstance of my arrival here and the ensuing theatrics. Being of a liberal/libertarian bent, the first thing I would do is refrain from instituting authoritarian rule. I would refrain from following every thread and trying to control every poster and threaten them with PMs/consequences if they failed to fall in line.
I similarly refrain from such a modus operandi when I am training or interacting with the domestic canine and let me tell you why if I might?
Because it is this very refraination and disassociation with the traditional orthodoxy of the North American canine trainer/owner which makes me unique and interesting and worth paying attention to, despite the fact that I may engender heartburn in my constituents and/or combatants as a result of my nonorthotic, excuse me non orthodoxic operational stylistics.
But never mind that, as a liberal and liberated free thinking thought maker of thoughts that I have thunk and rethunk as well as others that I have unthunk and debunked, all the while continually conspiring to construct my own interpretational dynamics of every situation and circumstance that I find myself confronted with....
I guess what I'm trying to say here is that Incorrigible creative types throughout history have caused problems for the law and order types, for the police of all kinds, whether thought or law or language or style. There are those and that which favor rigid order and control and are uncomfortable with that and those who may resist the calls to conformity and colonization of the mind.
When you decide to let your mind and your pen run wild in this world, you do so with the full understanding that there are those in this world who will try to control you, ban you, restrict you and restrain you.
I'm sorry, where was I? I'm just rambling on here and I'm sure you all are getting bored.
Here's where I am....
I'm getting ready to send out a press release about getting banned from YouTube. And I could not have gotten banned from YouTube (for life, no less!) without all of your help and support!
And again, as the creative type that I am, I look at my banishment from YouTube as neither a good, nor a bad thing. It is simply a thing, a development that I must react to and react to it I must...the universe has zigged and I must decide whether to zag or do a double zig or something entirely new altogether...
And so it goes...so the world keeps unfolding and we've all got things to see and people to do. If for some reason I get banned because of this post, you can catch me on my website.
If not, I may be back to report/converse or interact, once again of my own free will....
this is michael
not trying to promote anything
just expressing myself b/c this is a healthy thing to do