ISO Another Goldene Medina (explanation now included)

This is slightly adapted from a post I wrote upon leaving Open Salon. Its inspiration is Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof - see following link for the original, without which this post will make no sense. Goldene Medina is Yiddish for “Golden Land,” how Jews in the Shtetl (in Europe where Yiddish was spoken) referred to America, as in “the streets are paved with gold.” 

https://youtu.be/lr5PxUgCQas

Someone should have pulled the plug on this place long ago.

A poem, a rant

So, what's an argument? Or an observation?

People who pass through here don't even know they've read anything.

Another list. An open call.

What do we leave? Nothing much.

Only Oursalonka

Oursalonka, Oursalonka,

Undersought, overwrought Oursalonka

Where I can run my mouth for free.

Oursalonka, Oursalonka

Intimate, obstinate Oursalonka

Where I know each Icon I see

Soon I'll be a stranger on some strange new blog

Searching for an old familiar slob

From Oursalonka

I belong on Oursalonka

Suck-my-time, blow-my-mind Oursalonka

Dear online village

Online site of mine
Thank you, Lorianne, for giving us this Goldene Medina

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Comment by Steel Breeze on May 26, 2019 at 8:03am

that new site from WB,clumsy as it is,is the fastest i've ever seen....gonna give it a chance and see....

Comment by koshersalaami on May 26, 2019 at 8:50am

I’ll probably go over once in a while but bringing this crowd there could get really weird. The guy who founded it would fit in fine, but if it works like WB did, no. Of course if he really does keep an eye on it it might work. We’ll see. 

Comment by Steel Breeze on May 26, 2019 at 9:02am

eh,ok,i dont get it......tell'em if ya want,they like it they stay.....they dont they leave......what the fuss?

Comment by Anna Herrington on May 26, 2019 at 9:20am

You have an interesting mind, kosh.

What seems to be missing from so many sites these days is the front page format where you can see who is commenting at the time. It seems many sites got rid of the frontpage on purpose to diminish attacks and trolls, from what I've read here and there, but it also diminishes a community feel. Medium, where I have an existing but pretty much ignored publication page, it works just fine and comment threads happen, but.... the main site/page is stuffed with 30 somethings all into high tech, it often feels, and is controlled by the Medium staff, although any publication/subgroup under their umbrella has its own main page and can focus on whatever is wanted.

I still don't have any plan to be joining facebook... and I do see some women from here on instagram which is cool but that isn't for conversation or discussion so much, just liking cool photos. Nice to go to for a minute now and then, but not the same, for better or worse. 

Not sure what might be a good spot for discussions these days.

Comment by J.P. Hart on May 26, 2019 at 10:18am

High % of us'n over the hill types prolly R one YAHOO-like blink straight for a slip and fall off the high wire. Curious what John Milton would have done with even an IBM Selectric. Run out of 'ribbons of highway' no doubt. Maybe paste John Lennon stamps on 9 x 11 manilla envelopes. Unaddressed.
Trump didn't gob in the koi pond, did he?

JPH
regards to Broadway

Comment by J.P. Hart on May 26, 2019 at 10:44am

Light-hearted frivolity! koshersalaami:)

Steel Breeze...what is new site from WB...Warner Brothers?

I've half a mind (no kidding) to order up a 9'x12' floor canvas and started recycling some of this leftover paint...

Comment by koshersalaami on May 26, 2019 at 2:19pm

WriterBeat, a site that has just closed for a similar reason that this one is about to. The administrator got fed up. That site had some liberals on it but was mostly conservative, in a few flavors and mixes of flavors, anywhere from Christian fundamentalism to a sort of cross between Doc Vega and Ayn Rand to a guy in favor of rescinding womens’ suffrage on the grounds that women are temperamentally unsuited to voting. That site had no censorship. None. I saw antisemitism over there I’ve never seen anywhere, along with homophobia I have seen elsewhere and Islamaphobia. Let’s just say I wasn’t exactly preaching to the choir. 

Comment by koshersalaami on May 26, 2019 at 2:19pm

Anna,
Thanks, I think. I assume that comment was directed at the post. 

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