What Can I Say, Perhaps This

GE McKerrihan
4 min readJun 24, 2023

I Seem To Have Fallen Prey, To The Ghost In The Machine

Growth behind window bars and screen.
“Growth Behind Window Bars and Screen” — Image by Author

Before beginning this story I want to acknowledge those who read and responded to my last story, Ghosted On Medium.

I apologize for not responding to your comments on this story. It was not because I didn’t want to, it was because I couldn’t.

Every time I clicked on a comment, my screen went totally blank, not even the Medium logo appeared. Totally blank. The same is true every time I try to open this story. I have no idea of what I actually wrote.

It is either a Ghost in the Machine . . . or I have been seriously ‘ghosted’ by an unknown entity.

And oddly this is beginning to happen when I try to open a new story by one of you I follow, and want to read. WTF? Is this some sort of subliminal message trying to tell me I went too long without feeding the machine?

Please let me know if you have a clue . . . or have experienced this odd phenomenon. Thanks in advance.

Yes, I have taken a break from writing here. There are several reasons, though the most important is . . . I needed a break. Needed time to recharge my batteries, to refill the well, to find new ground to rest my feet on.

Reading two to three books a week has made a dent. This has included a range of…



GE McKerrihan

I’ve been using the camera for nearly 50 years. I write about Photography, Art, Travel, and Life. Top Writer in Photography, Art, Creativity, and Inspiration.