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Code of Grooviness

Code of Grooviness

Howdy! Comments are back up! Woot! Guidelines for comments follow a general grooviness schtick to get y’all in the mode.

Be groovy

We all want to fill our souls with grooviness, don’t we? But what does that mean? I think about this a lot (I grew up in northwest Oregon in the late ’60s and ’70s). I’d like to share a little advice my parents gave me growing up, and still give me now. Apparently it’s a hard habit to break. I would like to note that I’ve never heard my parents say “groovy” or “grooviness”. What can you do? You try to raise them.

  1. Rule of Life: Do what you think is right, but make sure it doesn’t harm or hinder anyone.
  2. Rule of Life: Always go left.
  3. Rule of Life: Do the best you can. If it’s not good enough, they’re not your real friend (NOTE: my dad gave me this advice in grad school. It didn’t really pertain to the situation, because the person wasn’t my friend, but had power over my future. However, I always really liked the advice anyway).
  4. Rule of Life: Cleaning really means hiding things. Hide well.

Shaking the Foundations of Grooviness

Also, there are a few things that have been bothering me lately. Things that have really shaken my foundations. I’m sure, with the global economic downturn, many of you experienced similar bothers.
Here’s the rub:I’m a rule-follower (or was). However, I noticed that many rules are not so much for the benefit of society, but for people seeking power, often to the detriment of society.
Now, there are some awesome rules:
  • Clean Air Act, stop lights, don’t murder, hurt, or rob people, don’t burglarize the Democratic Party offices at the Watergate Hotel complex.
However, there are also quite a few terrible ones.
  • These rules are meant to hinder people’s chances, and often hurt them. They’re meant to enslave them. Sometimes, they’re meant to extinguish people altogether.
    • I’m talking about banning state representatives from speaking on the house floor.
    • I’m talking about any holocaust.
    • I’m talking about introducing legislation that would take water rights away from people who live in an area, and giving them to a major corporation and polluter.
    • I may be talking about grammar. I write reports for a living. People get in a tustle over grammar. Whenever such conversations occur, especially about style stuff, I think about all the wonderful pieces of work we would not have, like the Journals of Lewis and Clark, if we worried too much about grammar.
  • These things are not cool. Not even close to groovy. They severely lack grooviness.

Comment Guidelines for Max Grooviness

I would love this space to be a safe place where everyone can express their views freely. That said, I’m setting a few grooviness guidelines to ease us to that niche, and do so legally.

1). Please be positive, so that everyone can write their observation, poem or story without fear of negative vibes.

2). Please write or upload only relevant content and be friendly. I’ll probably delete spam, irrelevant content, irrelevant links, link lists or links to them, profanity, offensive comments, and any other negative suggestions. We can make a pact. We’ll all be friendly.

3). Keep it legal and ethical. No libel, plagiarizing, copyright violations, bandwidth stealing. Only brings heartbreak and soul-sucks grooviness.

4). Privacy Policy: Because this is an open website with links, and, hopefully, eventually advertisers, an automated Web tracking tool called cookies will track users’ behavior and any personal data, such as e-mail, in my blog. I will not sell any private information given on this web site. Unfortunately these cookies are not moist and delicious, nor are they fresh out of the oven. However, on the bright side, they have nothing to do with tooth decay.

Have an outstanding day!  Shari

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