Category Archives: Administrivia

ADMINISTRIVIA: Out of hospital and getting back to “normal”


Appreciate everyone’s prayers and good wishes. 

Schedule will rocky for the next few weeks.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: My schedule may be “off” this weekend


Going to the wedding of youngest son of Dandola, John aka “My Older Friend” [MC1969].

Will try to maintain the schedule.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Google site specific search results search may be unreliable


I try to always check my resources for Class Year before bothering McEneney, Mike (MC1953).  That’s why I really want a wiki.

So today I did a Google Search on “DeLorenzo” and it didn’t find anything.

Not unusual!

But I also did a search locally on my Marsedit blog posting too and I was shocked to find a result!


Right there. Obvious!!!

I am stunned!

The mighty Google may be wearing the Emperor’s new clothes.  Maybe its search results are more flawed than anyone realizes.


# – # – # – # – # 2019-Aug-27 @ 04:45

ADMINISTRIVIA: WordPress and my spam filter seem to be conspiring to hide submissions


I think it’s straightened out, but if you don’t see your submission in the weekly collection OR an email from me explaining why I didn’t use it, you may assume I didn’t see it.  I push anything that is remotely “jasper”; even my own opinions.

I’ll be pushing the missed material.  Sorry for the delay.

Apparently the “Report Items” failed (i.e., stopped emailing me items) a long time ago I never noticed it. Argh!  I’ll catch up but it’s really frustrating. 


# – # – # – # – # 2019-Jun-25 @ 09:02

ADMINISTRIVIA: Correction — Noa Pothoven, teen NOT euthanized in the Netherlands


ENDNOTE: Noa Pothoven, teen euthanized in the Netherlands

Assisted-suicide pioneer regrets allowing it for depression 

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[JR: There’s a update from a different source.]

The Daily Grind
June 9th, 2019

The Headline

Dutch rape victim passes away from anorexia after requesting euthanasia

The Grind

On June 2nd, Dutch rape victim Noa Pothoven died after asking for euthanasia. She was 17 years old.

“Maybe this comes as a surprise to some, give my posts about hospitalization, but my plan has been there for a long time and is not impulsive,” she wrote on Instagram.

While initial reports claimed her death was the result of euthanasia, witnesses say she passed away from anorexia. Follow-up reports confirmed there were no signs of euthanasia.

“I have quit eating and drinking for a while now, and after many discussions and evaluations, it was decided to let me go because my suffering is unbearable,” she wrote. “I’m still breathing, but I’m not alive anymore.”

The Details

Pothoven developed anorexia, depression, and PTSD after she was molested and raped at ages 11, 12, and 14. She finally reported the attacks to police at age 16.

“I relive the fear, that pain every day,” wrote Pothoven in her memoir. “Always scared, always on my guard. And to this day my body still feels dirty…My house has been broken into, my body, that can never be undone.”

Pothoven was admitted to a hospital last year after her refusal to eat left her organs in critical condition. Doctors placed her into a medically-induced coma and attached tubes to provide nutrients.

When she awoke, her request for euthanasia was turned down.

“They consider that I am too young to die,” she told reporters. “They think I should finish my trauma treatment and that my brain must first be fully grown. That lasts until your 21st birthday. It’s broken me, because I can’t wait that long.”

Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002, but only in cases of “hopeless and unbearable” suffering. Patients between the ages of 12-16 must obtain parental consent.

Rumors that Pothoven was euthanized stem from her recent conversation with the “end of life” clinic, a controversial facility where doctors reconsider patients’ requests for euthanasia.

Pothoven invoked her legal right not to be force-fed last week and passed away Sunday surrounded by friends and family.

[JR: This puts a completely different spin on it.  Hard to imagine what this poor child went through. She made her choice.  We can only pray for her soul.  And carefully watch for any regression on “right to life” issues.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Volunteers needed


Volunteers needed asap:

  • Twitter reporter
  • Instagram reporter
  • Facebook reporter

Volunteers will be needed:

  • JasperWiki (a Wikipedia format clone) writers 
  • JasperJottings Version 2 (a RapidWeaver redesign) tech help

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Volunteer wanted for the Twitter “desk”


Dear fellow Jaspers:

As much as I try to cover “everything” about Jaspers, I have to admit that Twitter gets a short shrift.

I can use some help — probably a lot of help — to scan for Jasper news and sightings on Twitter.

While even just scaring would help, if you can put it on the daily blog that would be better.

I’d have to work out the “roles” (i.e., finder, reporter, editor, etc.) and if there are multiple volunteers, how to split the Twitter-verse.

I feel that the loss of Google+ was OK because that was Yet Another Source that I couldn’t keep up with. 

There are several other sources but those are just my pipe dream.

Yell if you want a thankless task in the Aegean Stable.



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