Tina Lewis Rowe

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Hacked, Attacked and Stabbed in the Back?


Twice in recent months this website has been “hacked”, to use the phrase that describes accessing a website without authorization. Usually the result has been that visitors immediately see obscene language and nonsensical comments. There is no reason for someone to do it– it’s just a way for someone with the dubious skill to demonstrate that they can cause problems (unhappiness, misery, inconvenience, anger, a sense of hopelessness and depression) in the lives of others. Life is like that—and some of the people you work with are like that.

What can be done? Well, I could shut down my website–and I have considered that. Instead I’ll keep trying to secure it as well as possible, check it often to make sure it’s OK, communicate with people in additional ways and keep moving forward in spite of the frustration of it all.

You may not be able to prevent having your life hacked or hacked up on occasion. Just shake your head at the absurdity of it all and be grateful for the many other times when you have had support and encouragement. Then, pass that on to as many people as possible.

June 3rd, 2017 Posted by | Life and Work | 2 comments


  1. My website was hacked last year and I lost a lot of business because people figured I wasn’t working, since I wasn’t maintaining it. I’ve almost given up on Internet as a way to keep business going.

    To show you how weird our world is, I wrote a letter to an executive and when I didn’t hear back, I called him. He told me his secretary throws away all letters except obvious invoices or letters from people she knows will be writing to him. He said he would put my name on the “safe” list. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

    Ms. Rowe, keep your website going. I’ve missed the posts and was worried that YOU were retired! KS

    Comment by Coach Ken | June 4, 2017

  2. Don’t let the bad people win…. never, ever, ever give up…..you are doing good work.

    Comment by Tom | September 12, 2018

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