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Important notice ref e-mail notifications

I have discovered that an individual who receives e-mail notifications of new posts is plagiarizing (stealing) my words. Not only is it a pathetic thing to do, it is also illegal. That is an issue I will deal with separately.

However, it has given me cause to review all the e-mail addresses with whom this site automatically communicates. Some go back many years and are probably no longer valid.

In order to protect my work I am going to delete ALL e-mail notifications shortly and ask if those still interested would re-apply for e-mail notifications. In case I do not recognise who you are it might be wise if you add a note to my About Page or indeed anywhere on my blog – or send a DM to me on @RomDominant

I deeply apologise for this apparent over reaction, but it is by far the cleanest way to address a problem that, for all I know goes beyond the individual concerned.

Please believe me that I am delighted that honest readers would want to know when I have made a new post. It is humbling.

Thank you for continuing to read my untidy jumble of words. It is greatly appreciated.

Indeed, it is part of the reason I keep writing.

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Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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You know who you are

There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

These words by the incredibly talented Afghan-born writer Khaled Hosseini capture the ugliness and cruelty of theft. If you believe in a god – any god – then truly all sin is rooted in theft. If you are an atheist (as I am) it surely should be core to your personal values that you do not steal.

The stealing of words is no less dirty (though perhaps not as brutal) than any other form of theft. It shows a weakness of character and an absence of morality. It defines the perpetrator as being without ethics, without honesty and without pride. It reveals them as a person who cannot be trusted, cannot be liked, cannot be admired.

It lowers their worth and standing as a human being.

To the person who is stealing from me – I know who you are.

I can, and I will, l expose you at any time. I enjoy that power I have over you.

But more important. You know who you are. You know you are nothing more than a common thief.

And you know that I pity you and I despise you.

Without my words you are a pathetic, empty, talentless nobody.

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Quote © Khaled Hosseini

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Posted by on October 22, 2017 in Quotes, Still Life

 

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Word Theft

I hate plagiarism

This post is stolen almost word for word from me.

https://rasantiago58.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/find-you

I am afraid this woman is a thief. Perhaps you should check out her work to see if any of it is yours.

I have posted this work twice
https://afadedromantic.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/anywhere
https://afadedromantic.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/anywhere-2

 

 

 

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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Still Life

 

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