My blog. It is as if….as if…I have created a little diorama in my home. Not a perfect one, by any means. But it is in my style, with the best expression I can muster. Maybe someone else would enjoy it? So, I have an open house. People in the neighborhood are welcome to stop by if they are so inclined.….and a few do show up! I make a little presentation about my diorama. I might explain that, well yeah, I had to use some duct tape here and there. Or if I had more time, I would have liked to improve this thing.
Not all the guests are pleasant, but I like to give people more chances, the benefit of the doubt. I like to think they are reasonable. But some jump up on the dining room table. They make abrasive, condescending, self-aggrandizing remarks. Because somehow, they think everything is about them. They begin a tap dance, pointing their fingers at me with pokey jabs, looking for offense where none was intended. They keep calling attention back to themselves, over and over. This is called trolling.
But I want people to enjoy my diorama, if they wish to stay. I decide to get the distracting people off the dining room table and out of my home.
As of June 2, 2019 this blog is not a democracy. I will moderate any comments. I am not obligated to accept engagement with everyone who demands it. In whatever world that works for people to receive attention on demand, they can go there for it.
My time is reserved for people who like and appreciate me. Perhaps trolls will get the help they need and maybe in a year, or five, or a thousand, they will understand about how so much better communication can be.
In the meantime, I’m the one who sets the tone on this blog.
Intelligent, thoughtful comments relevant to the subject at hand are welcome. Respect me and respect my space.