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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Changes to Email

Because my email has increased to unmanageable levels over the last year or so, I’ve started missing things that I really can’t afford to miss – e.g. one such recent event led to Stonekettle Station being offline for the better part of a week.

As such, I’ve implemented my own email domain and established a number of accounts under it to handle various personal and professional communications.

My previous general purpose email address, Stonekettlestation@gmail.com, will be phased out over the next few weeks. I will continue to respond to your missives at this address until the end of this month, or until my attention wanders, whichever comes first and, eventually, I will deactivate this account. Basically what I’m saying here is that if you’ve got something you really want me to see, don’t use this email address anymore.

From now on, if you wish to contact me regarding Stonekettle Station in order to render awe, advice, suggestions, criticism, general asshatery, or to inform me that you’re honoring my awesome self by naming your newborn child in my honor (the highest percentage of correspondence I receive, by orders of magnitude. True story), or to pledge undying minionship to me, your future Ultimate Emperor of the Universe, you may reach me at: jim@stonekettle.com.

The address on the sidebar has been updated appropriately.

35 comments:

  1. I want the FIRST undying minion badge!

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  2. BTW, Facebook sidebar to the right, here >>>> still says

    Email:
    stonekettlestaion@gmail.com

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    1. I see that. I'll fix it momentarily. Thanks.

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    2. Just trying to get the new order started in same tone as the old one. :)

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  3. We'll dang. I came from FB with high hopes of reading more of your entertaining musings, only to find an update to your email, lol. ;)

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    1. It's been a rough couple of weeks. Give me a day or two to settle in and catch up, and I'll see if I can womp up a blog post more in keeping with my usual entertaining musings.

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    2. I know hon, you must be mentally and physically exhausted. Take all the time you need, chillax with your family. We all will be here, waiting for your next musing ;)

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  4. A little light housekeeping now that you're home. Sometimes just what you need. Take your time to readjust. We'll be here. And the idiocy about which you write so well ain't going anywhere either...

    another minion

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  5. Karen Turley HamJune 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I just want you to tell me when you have some burl bowls for sale. I don't care if it's by email, FB, or what. I'm retiring next year and I sure as heck would like to buy one (or two, depending on price) while I still make "the big bucks".

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  6. Count me in as a devoted minion.

    I understand about the rough couple of weeks. My family lost my brother-in-law suddenly on Wednesday. He had been sick, but we (including his wife - my sister) had no idea he was that sick. He was 50 years old and leaves 3 boys, 8, 14, & 16. :(

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    1. I am so sorry for your family's loss.

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  7. Welcome back, Jim.

    The old address is still there, FYI.

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    1. On the Facebook Badge, yes I know. Because I took the RZR for a spin instead of updating the page. I'll fix it eventually.

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  8. I want a minion badge of (relative) sanity too!

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  9. Another minion badge order...but take your time.
    I imagine it's good to be home, but also know the shifts and transitions following personal loss.
    We'll all be here, whenever the spirit moves you!
    Blessed Father's Day.
    They never really leave us.

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  10. Transatlantic minion Mooring reporting for duty, sir.
    Lurking in Leeds in the UK.

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  11. I'm just here for the general asshatery. Seriously, we have to get that word in the dictionary!

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  12. Welcome back home Jim, I agree with Paula Rossman, Father's and Mother's never really go away,k always in our memories. ((((hugs))))

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  13. My thoughts go to you on your loss...I think about all the little things about Dad that I miss.Talking about baseball, which he loved the Yankees...or the Gulf War I, being ex-Navy, he loved the Navy, and lamented the day he mustered out at the end of the Korean Conflict...I has been years since Dad died, the missing space in our hearts never really heal, they just kinda quit being so painful...
    thanks Jim for sharing your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world...all the extra work you are having to do seems like a small price to pay for all of your new found fame...Keep on... Keeping on Master Chief....

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  14. What if I name a cat after you instead of a kid? What level of minionship does that fall under?

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  15. I'm here in line at the Department of Minions Vile waiting for my registration with the rest of the teeming horde, sir.

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  16. I'm simply glad you are still here and more than happy that you enlighten and entertain us with your sharp wit and incisive commentary. Happy Father's Day Jim!

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  17. Jim,
    Glad to be a minion reading your words but even more glad to be able to call you a shipmate.
    Take your time. I know from experience how badly one reels from a loss like you have had. The days to come you may find to be like lightning bolts, sometimes a step forward, often a couple backwards. I can tell you it gets more bearable with time but there will always be days when it feels just as raw and unhealed as if no time had gone by. Treasure the memories of the good times and make as many new ones as you can. Hope you enjoyed a good Father's Day with your son.
    Old Navy Comm O

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  18. Here's the thing - It's only a blog. While I am always appreciative of your brand of asshatery, if it is missing for a while or reduced in content, I think we all can live with that. Do what ya gotta.

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  19. Nick from the O.C.June 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I'm thinking of a turned minion badge, suitable for framing.

    As a centerpiece in my new room dedicated to all things Stonekettle.

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  20. Another faithful minion. I miss my dad too it's been twenty years this September. Take your time we'll all be waiting.

    Caroline in Florida

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  21. Jim, in awe and honor of your most august self, I DID try to rename my oldest child "Jim", but being a very independent minded 7 year old girl, she told me to get stuffed.

    Kids.

    One of these days, she'll read your collected works, and realize what an opportunity she missed. Or not.

    Jeff Lamm

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  22. Can't I just just apply to be a minion from here? Sure, it's lazy, but what do you expect from minions? Eventually, my lackadaisical approach will land me in a management position, whereafter you will likely give me the keys to the secret room or guardianship of a button that must not be pushed under any circumstances. The rest will sort itself out, as it usually does in such situations.

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  23. It is important to keep open the portal through which one can engage in general asshattery (and general asshatery to be sure)!

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  24. Fairly new, if unofficial, minion here. Sincere condolences on your loss. Sending awe and pledge of undying minionship to you, the Ultimate Universal Emperor as long as there is no conflict with my Church of the FSM devotions.

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  25. My fiance says I can be your undying minion, AFTER I take out the garbage.

    Danny

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  26. No biggie, Jim. No matter where you go, we can just ask the NSA where you might be. Unless it's a secret....oh wait...it's all secret these days.


    Jeff Lamm

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  27. Here's the thing that got me stuck... I agree with you about Snowden making himself a martyr, there are consequences, and he'll have to pay them. With the thousands of contractors and active service personnel, I'm sure at least one of them used "availed himself of any of a dozen avenues of address", to what effect? Just like the sexually harassed individuals in the military who are unable to obtain justice, there's a lot of inertia in any large organization, and lack of political will to effect change.

    Am I not going to place him in the same category as Daniel Ellsberg, but Americans need a kick in the ass, and this has provided it.

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