Well, I don’t know where you’ve been but you came back. You’ve been gone since early last year. Gone. Completely disappeared.

I’m old enough to worry about people dying. Best not ask, Gutbloom might be dead. Now I’m wondering if the great Algorithm decided you were a bad influence and eliminated you from feed?

Damn, I hadn’t thought of that.

But now your back delivering my favorite dreck. I find this both worrisome and impressive. There are forces at work here that may not be as minor as I thought. The fact that I know no other living person who uses the word ‘dreck’ adds another bit of nonlinear complexity to this.

That is the key to the mystery as I now understand it. I have been gaining followers steadily for several years. I quit looking when I realized most never do anything. And yet for the last two years I gain a hundred or so per month but the total has never changed.

I think they rise from the dreck and return to the dreck. Only the names change. It’s an endless rebirth of the dreck people.

But Gutbloom disappeared. And then returned. Is there hope?

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Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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