Has Anyone Heard from MikeyDB?


Curiosity
#1
Ontario spending $26M to fight gun crimes - July 30th
http://forums.canadiancontent.net/cb...tml#post858044

I am concerned over the absence of Mikey - the above topic contained his last post on this forum and it has taken on new weight for me - because he hasn't been here since he wrote the message. He
sounded terribly depressed but I thought he would snap out of it as he is inclined to ups and downs...

Does anyone here know Mikey personally?
Last edited by Curiosity; Aug 16th, 2007 at 05:37 PM..
 
Zan
#2
Glad you asked that Curiosity. It's one of the banes of forum life - wondering if people you'd gotten used to seeing almost daily are ok when they disappear for awhile.

Another MIA is L. Gilbert - anyone heard from him?

There's a few more too I think, it would be nice if we could get an all ok on them all...
Last edited by Zan; Aug 17th, 2007 at 07:52 AM..Reason: typo
 
hermanntrude
#3
not sure about anyone here, but you could try asking Tam if you're still in touch with her. She gets to know everyone personally.
 
Curiosity
#4
The ones who live alone bother me - I know many of the people have families around - but some don't have much in the way of backup if something goes amiss in their personal life....
 
Minority Observer84
#5
I don't know anyone on this site personally , but I hope he's ok that last post sounded kinda morbid .
 
talloola
#6
I've been concerned about Gilbert for some time, he disappeared 'instantly', unlike him to 'just' go,
without saying anything.

Don't know anything about MickeyDB.
 
Impetus
#7
That last post of Mikey's was ominous indeed (albiet very well written)!

I haven't been around long enough to know him, but it sounds like he cound be languishing in the clink somewhere...

Muz
 
shadowshiv
#8
When 9/11 occurred, I remember there being a lot of concern on the Deviantart board regarding members who lived in New York. Hopefully in this case it just turns out to be a case of him going on a vacation and forgetting to tell his "family" here.
 
SwitSof
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

The ones who live alone bother me - I know many of the people have families around - but some don't have much in the way of backup if something goes amiss in their personal life....

Curio, I've been living alone all alone most of the time these past 9 years, so actually do appreciate this kind of concern you're showing. I woke up with sharp pain in my tummy and I had to call a friend who lived nearby just in case she had to help me to go to the hospital.
Did you try to write him a PM or email? I reckon he wouldn't mind since it's of good intention.
 
Curiosity
#10
Hi Switsof

I have his e-mail from a problem he had a while back about having his phone cut off....

I e-mailed him but no answer - perhaps the phone company has been nasty again.

He should have free phone service as he is the victim of a stroke and disabled, living alone with his pet. I guess the phone company wouldn't see it that way. I believe the computer and radio are his only contacts.

I live alone also and wonder what I would do without all my contacts.
 
SwitSof
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

Hi Switsof
He should have free phone service as he is the victim of a stroke and disabled, living alone with his pet. I guess the phone company wouldn't see it that way. I believe the computer and radio are his only contacts.

The worrying thing is if a person who lives alone is all of a sudden in a situation not being able to reach the phone or any communication means ay...
Hope he's just on a break like Muz said.
 
Impetus
#12
You hope he's in jail???

I guess "languishing in the clink" is a local colloquialism...

Just razzing ya...

Muz



Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

The worrying thing is if a person who lives alone is all of a sudden in a situation not being able to reach the phone or any communication means ay...
Hope he's just on a break like Muz said.

 
SwitSof
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by ImpetusView Post

You hope he's in jail???

On a break is in jail in Cannuck slang?
Quote:

I guess "languishing in the clink" is a local colloquialism...

So what does "languishing in the clink" mean?

Quote:

Just razing ya...

Well, I can take people taking the piss well (hope that comes out right...).
 
shadowshiv
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by SwitSofView Post

On a break is in jail in Cannuck slang?

So what does "languishing in the clink" mean?


Well, I can take people taking the piss well (hope that comes out right...).

Languising in the clink means sitting in jail. Just a fancy way of saying it, I guess.

I hope your stomach ache wasn't anything too serious.
 
JBeee
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by ImpetusView Post

That last post of Mikey's was ominous indeed (albiet very well written)!

I haven't been around long enough to know him, but it sounds like he cound be languishing in the clink somewhere...

Muz

"it sounds like he cound be languishing in the clink somewhere..."

That sounds very possible with his last post.

I hope hes just taking a break as I found him (in the short while Ive been here) to be a solid guy with an amazing gift of expressing himself with his writings.

Hey Mike if your reading this, much respect.....you did the right thing.
Joe
 
Impetus
#16
That he did!
Muz

Quote: Originally Posted by JBeeeView Post


Hey Mike if your reading this, much respect.....you did the right thing.
Joe

 
Curiosity
#17
MikeyDB

I see you cruising around on the forum this morning - hope you are ok - and things are getting better than when you last visited us.

Missed you! Curio
 
Zan
#18
Nice to see ya again, Mikey DB
 
MikeyDB
#19
Not a rebuke ...

Thank you all for your concerns and good wishes.

I have been having some health difficulties and been absent from CC for this and a variety of other reasons. Hospital time and serious infection kinds of stuff…not psychological or emotional distress….

Of course there’s no compartmentalizing any human experience whether that’s failing health and imprudent lifestyle choices, or death and taxes for that matter. I’ve enjoyed reading the “Can you forget the “I” thread and once again thank China for stimulating my social gland….

“I” am not like the greater majority of folk participating here at Canadian Content.

“I” am like every other human being who’s ever walked through the waking-dream that is human consciousness.

Those two statements aren’t contradictory despite the most focused and energetic deconstruction…

The “I” can simultaneously be unique and differentiated and yet continue to resonate with the pulse of every other human being.

The “I” that has some two-hundred and some odd bones, relies on the rythmic cadence of muscle contractions and provides a home for bacteria fungi viruses and parasites is the recognizable “I” that helps to bind us together as a species, but it is the differentiated “I”, a consciousness of uniqueness-in-all-the-cosmos that is the “I” of personal perception.

“Your body has 100 trillion cells, but only 10 trillion are human. The rest belong to the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that live on or in us. Some of these tenants are actually beneficial, aiding in the digestion process, for example. The majority of them neither help nor hurt us, but simply coexist with us. A few species, however, from the cholera bacilli to tapeworms and lice, can be dangerous, and sometimes deadly.”
Human Wildlife: Dr. Robert Buckman


The most fundamental and pervasive dichotomy facing humankind has always been that juncture between the “I” of physiology and the “I” of the undifferentiated conscience.
Sentience: 1. State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness.
2. The faculty through which the external world is apprehended.


It is the state/condition of undifferentiated consciousness from which choice arises. From which the spirit is given meaning, from which intent and directedness spring. It is this “I” that defines our uniqueness.

Knowledge is the facility to process the process….to render understanding from the caprices of a phenomenological experience, to drift as both the flotsam and the jetsam of an intangibility beyond the ken of human intellect.


I fear we as a species have voluntarily abandoned our availability to that intangibility and that mystery. We have rather given ourselves completely over to the satisfaction of corporeal dénouement and stultified thinking.

I simply doubt that I can offer anything to people who appear to regard their existence as isolated and remote from all other consciousness while suffering the consequences of the choice of mutual disregard in the pursuit of personal self-satisfaction.

Once again I thank you for your interest in my absence and although I have failed far more often than I’ve succeeded, you will live in my thoughts as I hope I will live in yours.







 
eh1eh
#20
'You' seem fine Mikey, glad your ok.
 
Curiosity
#21
MikeyDB

I don't know what to take from your message - but feel it was an inappropriate idea on my part to seek you out in your absence. For that I apologize.

For the remainder of your wisdom I will need more time and an alert mind.

I hope you are now feeling better and returning to good health.

Please know that we gather here in a bit of relaxation and relief or escape - to have contact with other human lifeforms - simply for that contact sans the societal mores placed upon us by reality.

It isn't the magna carta, but it has life at whatever level we wish it to be.
 
MikeyDB
#22
No need for an apology Curio...

No worries....

And yes, humankind's recreational pursuits aren't the same or even similar to the fabric of the Magna Carta.... our "voices" our contributions to the human symphony enabled through the taming of reluctant electrons is finally static....

Many seek comfort through this smorgasbord of thoughts and ideas, a comfort that may come from the opportunity to sample the flavors of distinctinveness at a safe distance...while escaping the burden of accountability.

While it is a "throw-away" activity perhaps, the inescapable reality is that the character and craft of ideas encountered through this exercise does offer insight into the mechanisms of mind...a single flower in a garden doesn't tell us much about the gardener but the garden as a whole speaks volumes.
 
Curiosity
#23
Thank you Mikey - I was concerned I had overstepped the boundaries of propriety

In my current status of limited time Mikey - any social contacts I share in offer me an enjoyable slice
of humanity and reinforce the fact I am still alive. I celebrate.

Continue to get well and I will erace all the thoughts I had of you on a large yacht with three beautiful women who were attending to every and all of your necessaries... and that of your furry housemate while sailing through the sun and moon every day with balmy breezes cleansing your mind and thoughts. Still it was a nice thought -
 
MikeyDB
#24
You tease an old man naughty girl....

Only three!

Mrrrrrowrrrr...(u no who)
 
Curiosity
#25
See Mikey - there are lots of things to think on.... there are fresh replacements at every port you stop in - so three is only the current crew - hehe....

Mew back to fuzzy fella...
 
SwitSof
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyDBView Post

Only three!

If there's a sail, I'll jump in too then! Make it four!
Glad you're ok Mikey.
 
Tonington
#27
I too am glad to hear from you Mikey, hope all is well.

I haven't been on the forums nearly as much this summer, but even from brief visits there are some characters here that when missing are conspicuous.

The "I" that is MikeyDB is strong willed and a voracious thinker. A pleasure to read.

I hope Mikey, that whatever ailments you had or have, you are on the mend.
 
jimmoyer
#28
MikeyDB you gots to get away from the fungus among us and spoon with 2 women while the third massages your feet.

A massage for all, and a butler to arrange it.

One day this will be considered a civil right.



Let us bow our heads
and hum a worldwide mantra...

Glad to see an update on you MikeyDB.

 
triedit
#29
In the southern US, where I was born and raised, "family" is anybody you care about.

Lots of folks here are my family. Faceless, perhaps, but certainly not impersonal. No more or less accountable here than in thier "real life"--for accountability will only take you as far as you allow it. Some cynics don't get the whole "community" feeling, and some of us get too much of it. But we are a microcosm of the world, the world which each of us has chosen to live in, and by making the choice to include this realm, we create our own small reality.
 
Zan
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by trieditView Post

In the southern US, where I was born and raised, "family" is anybody you care about.

Lots of folks here are my family. Faceless, perhaps, but certainly not impersonal. No more or less accountable here than in thier "real life"--for accountability will only take you as far as you allow it. Some cynics don't get the whole "community" feeling, and some of us get too much of it. But we are a microcosm of the world, the world which each of us has chosen to live in, and by making the choice to include this realm, we create our own small reality.

Well said.
 

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