I've decided to leave FACEBOOK permanently. Given the recent revelations about this evil entity, and knowing as I do the harmful effects of social media in general, combined with the addictive quality of it, I can no longer justify being there. So, my Facebook "Shadows in the Mist" page will soon be disappearing, and I will not ever return. In the past I've occasionally taken a break from Facebook or threatened to leave, but now I can no longer overlook the overweening greed of Zuckerberg and his ilk. My blog site here will, of course, remain open, although Google (owner of Blogger) is far from being a guiltless entity. Still, I must have some online presence for my essays and books, and right now I will stick with Google until and if they are proven to be as corrupt and dangerous as Facebook. Sorry, my friends! I know I've limited my presence here of late. Please understand this is not because I wish to avoid interaction with you. It is, instead, a sort of protest against the powers that are controlling the world for their own benefit, not for the benefit of their fellow man. Too much of that going on now, and if I can separate myself from that and manage to avoid contributing to its ongoing success, well, I will certainly do so. I wish you all well - whether you remain social media slaves or not.