At this time, I don't get an overwhelming amount of comments. But I have had to moderate and remove a few, so I felt that a comment policy is in order. This is my blog, and therefore it is my space to manage. It is my hope that this blog will develop over time to become a vibrant community for discussion, whether for those that share life in nearby proximity, or through the web as a space for conversation concerning important ideas and events.
My policy can be reduced to one sentence: I reserve the right to remove any comment for any reason whatsoever. If a comment is excessively inflammatory, malicious, or destructive, it will be removed. If your comment is obviously spam, it will be removed. If you insult, attack, or demean others who comment, your comments will be removed, or comments will be closed. Final judgment on what constitutes inflammatory, degrading, or insulting speech is mine to make.
In order to build up the community, I would ask that when the truth is spoken, that it be done so in love. I ask that comments be cordial and respectful. When a disagreement is present either with what I say, or with what another commenter has said, I ask that dissent be expressed irenically, rather than polemically. If it is possible, I would like to establish the conversation space at this blog as one of peace. I cannot do that without the assistance of others.
Finally, if you subscribe to my blog through an RSS feed, through email, or through a blog reader, I'd ask that you leave a comment to say hello. I'd like to have an idea who is reading. If you have a blog, link to your space. If you utilize Twitter, leave your handle, so I can connect with you in that way. And if you've been reading my blog for a while, and have a topic you'd like to see me address, please indicate that in the feed.
Thanks for reading, thanks for being respectful, and thanks for building up the community.