Where in the World is Das Midnight Goose?

Hey Everyone,

The Goose flies at Midnight and, apparently, under the cover of darkness has gone MIA. I’ll be damned if I can find him anywhere on social media and it’s been well over a week now! The last time I saw him, he had posted a delicious recipe for Chicken Thighs and Saffron Rice that I’m hoping to try soon. So if anyone knows where he’s gone, or if Allen comes across this post, please let me know what’s what if you would be so kind! I know Allen can take care of himself and I’m hesitant to make phone calls (I will when desperate!), but I miss his weekly blogs and tweets and his presence at The Dungeon of Loom and I’m a bit of a worrywart too — so, yeah, there’s that! Just want to know that my blogger buddy is doing okay! I hope he knows that I’m here for him if he needs anything. I also hope he knows that he is sorely missed and that I especially miss him!


Hope everyone else is doing well, too!

I’ll be back on June 1.



12 thoughts on “Where in the World is Das Midnight Goose?”

  1. Due to various reasons, the blog is no more. All of my personal social media has been deactivated (I checked the privacy settings to make sure people can view/follow the podcast Twitter/Instagram accounts if they want). If I made anyone feel like my leaving social media was meant as a personal affront to them, I sincerely apologize, especially since that was the furthest thing from my mind. I hope everyone’s blog dreams come true!

    • Allen,
      Thanks so much for letting us know that you’re doing well and where to find you on Twitter! I’m with you that I hope everyone’s blog dreams and writing dreams come true! I hope you check in on my blog once in awhile. I’ll miss your blog but look forward to your & Cynthia’s podcasts. Mona

    • We didn’t see it as an affront that you left social media. It’s the fact that you left without letting anyone know what was going on. I don’t know if you give a shit or not, but you’ve really hurt a lot of people that cared about you.

    • You. Blocked. Us. That’s not a privacy setting mishap. Twitter doesn’t just automatically block people for no reason. I found out I was blocked from the podcast Twitter because one of our mutuals quoted and linked to a tweet from the account and I couldn’t see it. When I went directly to the account page, it didn’t say the tweets were protected–it said I was BLOCKED.

      I don’t really give a damn if you don’t want to blog anymore, or you don’t want to use social media anymore, or whatever. You’re a grown-ass man and you can spend your time however you want.

      I’m hurt because you made an active effort to totally remove us from what little online life you kept up. I’m hurt because you said we were friends, and then decided you didn’t care if we were in your life or not, and didn’t even tell us so much as “fuck off.”

  2. So, I’m not going to lie, I never saw any of this coming and the whole thing’s made me feel sick. I don’t know if the hurt that came from Allen’s leaving without saying goodbye was intentional or not; at the very least it was a boneheaded move, but I’m not going to take sides either because no one’s feelings are more right or wrong than another’s. I respect all of the people I’ve grown to call a friend in this community. I will say that on his behalf, up until now, I’ve only known Allen to be helpful, supportive, fun and amusing and, above all, a good blogger buddy; so I’m truly hesitant to think the worst about him. With that said, if someone else in our core group did the same or similar, I’d also give them the benefit of the doubt and just chalk it up that something happened and they needed to move on. On the other hand, I thoroughly get why people are hurt that he disappeared without saying goodbye. Personally, I wonder whether the whole “goodbye thing” just felt awkward to him and he was just trying to slip away unnoticed! Ha! Like that was going to happen. However, I do know that some people are just not good at letting go or saying goodbye. Whether Allen is one of these people or whether he just didn’t give a shit or it was something in between or different from all of this — what I know is that actions speak louder than words, and if he was trying to escape an awkward goodbye, well, nice try, because you can’t get more awkward than what this whole thing’s become. One thing I do know — sadly, Allen’s Goose appears to be cooked. I’m gonna miss him but this was his doing and so, I and he and we just have to deal with the reality of the situation no matter how uncomfortable. Ugh! Now, I’ve said more than I probably should have. Shall we move on, then?

  3. I didn’t know him. I see the responses on your post, Mona, and realize his tribe cared about him. Sad that it ended abruptly. Those reasons… who knows. It is nice to see that a core group, ‘a tribe,’ can look for support in each other. Life is sad sometimes, however that is expressed is individually each person’s experience.

  4. Kim,
    I know, right? It’s been sad and his presence is missed. However, many were hurt and what happened felt much like a betrayal. Even so, I wish him nothing but good things in the future. 🙂


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