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Midnight Moonlight Madness

Robbie Hatley, Curator

This museum is dedicated to the children of the world, especially the abused, the neglected, the lonely, the sad, the homeless, the hungry. Treat children kindly, for the children of today will be the parents and teachers and leaders of tomorrow. How we treat our children will determine the future of our human race.

We never close!

"Shining Out In Darkness"

§  Welcome!

Introduction

Welcome, dear guest, to my museum! My name is Robbie Hatley, and the name of my museum is Midnight Moonlight Madness. For personal information about me, see About Robbie Hatley , and for a look at my "curriculum vitae" see My On-line Résumé . For a brief history of Midnight Moonlight Madness, see About Midnight Moonlight Madness .

Motives

You may have noticed the motto engraved on the cornerstone of the building on your way in, right below the "Open 24 Hours" sign: "Shining Out In Darkness". This motto indicates my hope that this museum will be as a beacon of logic, sanity, compassion, and hope, shining out in the darkness of an often confused, insane, cruel, and desperate world. Such is my goal. As for what extent to which I've attained it, that is for you to judge.

Navigation

To move around this museum, use the Navigation Bars at the top and bottom of each page to get to any of the seven main pages.

(Or if you prefer a graphical navigation aid, click the "Site Map" link at the top of any page on the site, to bring up the Site Map. This allows you to get to different parts of the museum by clicking rooms on a floor plan.)

Each of the seven main pages also has links going to still more pages. For example, "Poetry" has links to poems, and "Essays" has links to essays.

Technical Notes:

For technical information on this site (such as what browsers it works best on, and what technologies are being used) see Technical Notes.

Construction Zone!

Midnight Moonlight Madness is permanantly under construction, and will definitely continue to grow and improve as time goes by. Stop by often and check out the changes!

Robbie Hatley,
Curator,
Midnight Moonlight Madness

§  Contact Information:

Feel free to email me any time, about any thing. I like email. (Real email, not spam or flames, please.) Tell me what you think about my website, or about me, or about you, or about life in general. Here's a gif picture of my email address (this isn't text, so you'll have to type it into your email client manually; this is necessary to stop spam):

lone wolf at well dot cee oh em

In case you want to send me a PGP-encrypted message, here is my PGP public key:

rh-public-key.txt.

Or you can call me on my cell phone. Here's a gif picture of my phone number (you'll have to key it into your phone manually):

sven won for, six sven tree, for sven ate six

Or you can connect with me via IM, by appointment. Please contact me by email first, though, so we can exchange IM addresses, and I'll know to expect your friend request. I don't accept unsolicited IM friend requests because of spam. Also, I prefer email over IM for conversations, because email gives me time to arrange my thoughts and organize my replies, whereas IMs demand instant responses. So I mostly save IMs for exchanging files with people; the IM services (YIM, AIM, etc) are excellent for that.

§  News

Sunday December 14, 2014:

Site News:

Wow, it's been about 20 months since I updated MMM at all! Time to do a few nips and tucks. As of 1:45AM Sunday December 14, 2014, I just removed a bunch of junk to save space, deleted obsolete news in this section, and made some other changes. But much more really needs to be done. This site is becoming somewhat antiquated, especially the "Main Gallery" area, and it needs to be modernized. Work for the future; no time to do it right now.

Personal News:

In personal news, things have changed dramatically in my social life. I'm no longer attaching nearly as much importance to one specific social relationship which had been dominating my life; that person seems to have lost interest in me as far back as June 15, 2013, and there's no point trying to force a friendship if the other party just isn't interested. I'd still love it if that relationship could be revived; however, chances of that seem slim to non-existent. I should have known better than to fall in love with a cyberghost anyway. Sigh.

My other friendships flourish. They're not cyberghosts, though. The mark of an Internet-based relationship which is healthy is if both parties divulge their real names, locations, and other basic info to each other. If two persons do not do that, they are not friends. Sorry, but they're just not. They're not even acquaintances. Perhaps they're "distant acquaintances" (at best), or "suspicious strangers" (at worst).

The three most important things to look for when trying to befriend someone over the Internet (or locally, face-to-face, for that matter), are truthfulness (refraining from telling lies), candor (daring to tell important truths, especially about one's self), and engagement (frequent, lengthy, meaningful communications). If both parties in a relationship display those attributes, they can probably become friends. But if they don't, they will never be friends. And alas, most humans do not display truthfulness, candor, and engagement. So when you do find someone who is truthful, frank, and communicative, cherish that person, because they are rare.

That's all the news for right now; check back later for more.

Cheers,
Robbie Hatley,
Curator,
Midnight Moonlight Madness

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