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  •   I am as similar to you as two leaves on the same branch,  and yet on close inspection, I am the only one of me.  I am full of seemingly contradictory traits.  I am as full of paradox as you, as we all are;  it is the expect...
  • My roots suck nutrients  from the rot in the mud. Water is my world; it’s skin, the cloak to my depths.  I thirst for light. My young bud strove to open  in the pre-dawn gloaming, but shrunk in fear and closed  at ...
  • Thin Skinned   Step outside naked. Step out barefoot on the silky soft sod of the grass.  Step out to bare both sole and soul, to feel sun and breeze on the whispering skin.   But skin will not bear sunburn or goosebumps, bindi-ey...
  • Mud Suck Mind     Go fearward. On mud this mind is built. Thought formations float the surface, likely at any wrong step to sink stuck. A field of ideas like tall reeds dense packed, seed-heads reaching skyward, tethered by stems to roo...
  • If to write is to swim in surf…   If poetry is the beach of an infinite ocean, I have dipped my toes in the edges of waves, but not yet learned to swim.   I fear the undertow, the wave that turns me in somersaults, das...
  • “After Weeding”   My twenty-litre back-pack’s empty, all cleaned out and stashed in the shed. For nine hours along the north fence today,  I cut every seed-head, filled a twenty-kilo bag to later burn, and each clump, ea...
  • Descent   Using his sword, plunged in cunts, guts, and necks, Harold the Red conquered Brionne in Normandy, and became the duke or “Herr” that built a medieval fort and its court. His son was an Aide de Camp with a sword as W...
  • Time is very relative, and so is age. When there would be no mirror or no shining lake surface - the mirror of bygone times - and we would not be able to see our "aging" face, which means sagging skin folds and eye lids or brown spots and wrinkles, we wou...
  • Sometimes I reflect back, wondering how I got to here - with all the choices I made or could have made.  We seem to have the freedom and power to make and re-make ourselves in the direction of our choice. We humans can overcome extraordinary odds.&n...
  •   How intellectual he is! How amusing, hypnotising! How creative, tall and lean!   His barren marriage on the rocks, she left out her dutch cap, and took him in his cups.   Gassed out for fear of pain,  the wrinkled red baby ...

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Revamp Scheduled for Monday/ Tuesday

  • Hi all,


    We are still battling with a series of glitches on our site that have locked some people out and it seems to be related to the IP address. Many muggers, including myself, are using VPNs and mobile devices to access the site in the interim, but the tech team is aware and working on it.


    Going forward, we have decided to push the official date up for hitting the giant Mug refresh button. We'll be down starting in the late evening on Monday (Arizona time) and should be back up before most US Muggers wake on Tuesday.


    As a reminder, please make a copy of your friend list if you want to refriend the same folks after the refresh and make sure you have access to the email address associated with your Mug account. I don't expect to lose any  data, but if you have things that are irreplaceable, such as photos or phone numbers, stored on the Mug, please make yourself a copy just to be safe.


    I'm super excited about the upgrades and I hope you all are, too.





  • Baba
    Thanks JA
    September 24, 2016

  • BlueJay
    Be are with you Just Asking. We are excited about our new site and the fun we will have. 
    September 24, 2016

  • Subaru
    Cool, I enjoy this site :) 
    September 24, 2016

  • <i>Benedict Arnold</i>
    Benedict Arnold

    September 24, 2016 - edit - delete

  • Bez
    How does it affect those of us outside the US? I live in the UK and I haven't experienced such difficulties even though I sometimes access it from a public IP address (such as a library or an Internet cafe). As for friends, I did compile a list of them, including those who have since left, so I shouldn't find any difficulty in refriending them. One thing I have been wondering. Who or what is going to replace "Ning"? As far as I know, that was what AM was based on before, wasn't it?
    September 24, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking
    LOL Charface. I am not a developer and I could attempt to flip the switch on my own, but there's a very good chance I would muck something important up. The dev wants to wait until his team is in on Monday so things go smoothly. I feel a whole lot better leaving it in the hands of experts. And, I don't speak computer, but aren't those things standard on most computers? O_o All I can say is that our beta team tried it on every device and browser and it worked well. The times that it didn't we fixed it. Ok, mostly I said, "Hey devs, fix this," and they did. As for the outage for some people, it's my understanding that it's limited to people with Time Warner and Cox internet providers. Something somewhere happened when people use those ISPs, it times out and the pages don't load. There's a lot of speculation with the various network owners why that is, but the tech folks will have to untangle it. I'd rather not grasp at straws as to why certain people are locked out right now. Andy B, AM is presently using the Ning cloud platform, which is why we're having issues. When Ning goes away, you'll be on the Just Asking platform. lol The update is not migrating us to a new cloud. We'll be on our own servers and managing the back end of the site ourselves... just like a real website. All grown up. ;)
    September 24, 2016

  • ambivalent Friability
    ambivalent Friability
    Woo! I'm pretty excited. ^-^ I can't wait to see what AM's much deserved facelift is going to look like and how it's all going to work.
    September 25, 2016

  • Subaru
    Cool :)
    September 25, 2016

  • ForkNdaRoad
    Thanks for getting some of us back on already! I was unable to access the site from the night of the 20th until yesterday evening. I tried from my comp and tablet, but it timed-out every time. Someone must have flipped a switch of sorts last night as I was finally able to get back on. Thanks for the heads up on our friends lists and irreplaceables! I'm can't wait to see what you've all been up to :)
    September 26, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking
    For a whole week?!? I thought this stuff just started Friday. I'm so sorry Fork.
    September 26, 2016

  • ForkNdaRoad
    Oh no! It wasn't a whole week, It was the 23rd until last night. Typo. Sorry about that. No worries, it wasn't until yesterday I thought... "Did I get da'd?" lol But after I mentioned it to Boz yesterday evening, about an hour later it loaded for me. I figured it was a tech issue of some sort. Thanks for getting it sorted out :)
    September 26, 2016