I’m still here

Sorry, guys. I know I’m slacking and letting you down. For what it’s worth it would seem I’m letting everyone else down, too. I don’t know what is wrong with me this week, this month, this year.

There’s good news in the missing persons world, as told to me by a blog commenter: Zephany Nurse, an infant who was snatched from the hospital in Cape Town, South Africa shortly after birth, has been found alive and well and living only a few miles from home. She and her biological sister even attended the same school and apparently bore a striking resemblance to each other. The woman who abducted Zephany has been charged with kidnapping and fraud, and Zephany has been reunited with her parents.

It must be a very difficult time for the girl. She’s 17, old enough to know what this is about, and she’s got to be very upset by it all. I hope she gets lots of therapy.

17 thoughts on “I’m still here

  1. HennyLee February 27, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Meaghan – You are FAR to hard on yourself! You are not letting anyone down – you are only one person – and your sole purpose isn’t to be solely dedicated to all of us. Like anyone I am sure you need to take a break from this now and then – and I think I speak for most if not everyone on here – we understand!!! I do hope everything is ok with you though 🙂

    Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy the weekend! Its’s going to 30 degrees here in Massachusetts – I may have to break out my flip flops 😉

  2. Tara February 27, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Meaghan –

    Obviously we love hearing from you, but it is certainly not the end of the world when you need to take a break. You’re human, too, & we all need some time off sometimes. No big deal. Plus, with the horrendous weather, I think most people are feeling a bit down. Spring is just around the corner though, & we look forward to hearing from you whenever you’re ready.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Tara

  3. JaneDoe Allenstown February 27, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    I remember when I sent you a email telling you to correct something on one of your pages. At that time, I just assumed that the Charley Project was made up of many people (like the Doe Network) and I was then mortified when I learned that one woman was behind this amazing work and I had sent her a snarky email! Kudos to you for what you have accomplished in the field – it’s invaluable- and the occasional down time is probably good. With appreciation, Ronda

  4. Janny February 27, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    You certainly are NOT obligated to update or blog write any more often than what is comfortable for you. It actually makes me nervous that you feel you have to apologize to all of your fans. You are doing a fantastic job and are greatly appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work you do. Thank you for you! Janny

  5. CaptK February 27, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Not trying to incite the mob – but think we need a forthright discussion here and not just sycophancy – if the purpose of this Website is to be “merely a publicity vehicle for missing people who are often neglected by the press and forgotten all too soon” – then, has this Website been living up to its purpose of late (and maybe beyond that), considering the lack of updates and the relative inattention? At what point does it become a problem? Her spotty Radio Silence is not new – if you consider the past 12 to 18 months. Again, I’m not posting this in a mean-spirited way, I respect Ms. Good’s work, just asking honest questions – of her and of you.

    • Meaghan February 28, 2015 / 9:02 am

      If I may, I believe the Charley Project will live up to its stated purpose as long as it remains online. If I were to decide to never update again, and just leave the site exactly as it is now, it would still contain a vast amount of information on missing people, a lot of which cannot be found elsewhere.

      I’m not offended by your question, btw. It’s certainly worth thinking about.

      • CaptK February 28, 2015 / 10:05 am

        Thanks a lot for your thoughtful reply, Ms. Good. While I agree about the invaluable information the Charley Project currently has, I do disagree that it would continue to live up to its purpose if left unattended – at that point it becomes more of an historical archive – whereas now you perform updates of cases, add new ones, etc. There’s attention paid to these people – avoiding the abyss of neglect they typically fall into.

        That said, this is all just my opinion – that and about $2 will buy you a cup of coffee. I just wanted to pose some questions based on being a regular visitor to your site. Best regards.

  6. Laura February 27, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    Jeez, CaptK, if you think you could do a better job, by all means, go right ahead. Have you checked out the DOE Network? It’s made up of more than just one person and by NO means is it updated every day. Some of the Missing files haven’t been added to in ages. Have you ever sat for hours researching the missing? It can become very consuming as well as depressing.

    Meaghan does an amazing job on her own. So she takes a breather here and there. She’s human. She also more than deserves the positive comments on her work which you call sycophancy.

    • CaptK February 28, 2015 / 9:02 am

      You completely missed the point of my questions.

  7. Laura February 28, 2015 / 9:23 am

    And you have an odd interpretation of respect. The main idea here is that the missing are being represented and being represented well with one person at the helm. There are many details on the missing that you will find on this database that you will not find elsewhere. The Charley Project is not on trial here.

    • CaptK February 28, 2015 / 10:09 am

      Laura, I’m not interested in getting into an online pillow fight. Ms. Good provided a thoughtful reply to my post, for which I’m grateful and to which I responded. At this point I don’t have much more to add to the topic.

      • Laura February 28, 2015 / 3:27 pm

        Now we’re heading towards pillow fighting? Sigh! Have a good day, CaptK, and yes, I hope also that the end result is not one of a historical archive and the cases stay in the forefront.

  8. Mo February 28, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Actually for some time up until earlier this year, Doe Network was really lacking adding more recent missing and unidentified profiles. It kind of bugged me since for quite a while they didn’t even have any profiles for people who disappeared after like 2002 if I remember clearly. Sure glad they got back on their feet with updating this year.

    • Laura February 28, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      Yes, I noticed that too, not sure what had happened there. I noticed too that a lot of the links to the casefiles are broken as well.

  9. Lauren February 28, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    I would expect this type of website to be updated probably once a month, maybe less considering no one is paying you to do this.

  10. Sean March 1, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Where did you find the article for Carlene Brown with the picture of Christy Gross?

    • Meaghan March 3, 2015 / 7:00 am

      Someone sent it to me. If you want the article I can email it to you.

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