Full Recovery?

Already a year and several months have past since hardware failure beset nudge.online and pushed the Grammar Captive project into the software Dark Ages. At the time the ability to send copies of the Seven Gates newsletter to Grammar Captive newbies was indefinitely suspended. As there were still no podcasts, there was little need for the newsletter, and the entire routine of account sign-up, sender confirmation, visitor verification, and automated delivery of the first edition of the Seven Gates newsletter was left to languish. As there is renewed hope for an upcoming launch, this routine has been restored along with several improvements:

  1. The first newsletter can now be received in either of five languages including Arabic, English, French, German, or Japanese.
  2. New account holders automatically receive the first edition of the Seven Gates newsletter in the language that he or she declares as native. If one’s tongue is not Arabic, French, German, or Japanese, the default language is English.
  3. There are now two newsletter formats: one for viewing the newsletter in one’s browser window on one’s computer, and one for viewing it in one’s inbox on one’s smartphone.
  4. Both newsletter formats accommodate bidirectional text. Thus, an Arabic reader may comfortably read from right to left, and a Japanese visitor can read from left to right.

It is good to be producing useful user content again.


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Life is full of surprises. Still, you can quit at anytime, if you have grown weary of their outcome. For, after all, survival is but a first step; it is a primitive instinct that does not distinguish us, humans, from other animals. Accordingly, if it is all that you can achieve in life, do not be surprised that others treat you like an ordinary animal. Alas, if it is all there is left, and you have grown weary, it is good justification to depart. Before you go, however, look deep inside and determine if you are not the cause of your own demise. For, in the end, society owes you nothing, and even your parents are likely to forsake you, if you have not been grateful. Have you said thanks for all that you have received, and have you given in return for all that you have taken? John F. Kennedy once stated "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country". Obviously, he was not thinking of taxes, but the help that he would require to become an effective president. Little that is great can be achieved alone. Then too, it takes great leaders to motivate society and move it forward in a manner that will pave the way to a better tomorrow. The world is in need of good leaders. Maybe you are one of them in disguise. Indeed, no one owes you a living, but if people see you struggling they are apt to lend a hand. Just do not be afraid to reach out. And, do not quit, if nothing is given in return. For, many people simply do not care, and you must not let them get you down. You have a right to your own life and the pursuit of your own happiness, so do not be afraid to claim what is yours. Just do not take what belongs to others, if it not without their permission or obtained in fair competition. And, cry out when you have been cheated, but only if there is something to be gained from your cries, for few people like a cry-baby. Be judicious, strategic, and select your battles wisely. Do not waste your time with trivial injustices, for we all make errors, and we are all, therefore, subject to the injustice of others. It is the very thought of exercising my freedom of last resort that keeps me alive, for it is the comfort that I can put an end to my suffering at any time that allows me to endure enormous pain. It is what gives me the courage to fight for what is right without fear of losing. It is a powerful freedom that you should never surrender! Just do not make pain your goal, or you will surely finish a loser. Then too, never place pleasure over goodness and know to distinguish between the two. In liberty, Roddy

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