When this blog started, I imagined a cozy conversation among friends, which it was, in my virtual living room.
But as the weeks went on, the daily readership began to exceed 10,000, and the living room sometimes seems crowded.
I hope it continues to grow. We can move from my living room to the nearest football stadium and take turns at the microphone.
The only dark cloud, to be frank, is that a very small number of people take up a disproportionate amount of space in the comments section.
Sometimes they are angry, because they don’t like our conversation, so they jump in again and again and keep saying, “I am right and you are wrong.”
I welcome dissidence, so I welcome them too, as it keeps us on our toes.
There is room for them too in my living room.
But I remind our dissidents that this large living room has rules of courtesy.
If you become rude, if you become insulting, if you continue repeatedly to try to dominate the discussion and shout down others, I’ll ask you to step outside.
If you don’t, I’ll eject you.
Fair enough? That’s the house rules.