A Note on Conduct:
When I was teaching in University I found it necessary to begin the first session of each year with a discussion of behavior that was and was not acceptable in the classroom. Even in my limited excursions around the internet I have come to believe that such a warning is, sadly, applicable to personal blogs, as well. This is my personal blog and the ideas expressed in the posts are mine alone. I welcome comments, but be warned that this is not the place to do violence to other people or their ideas. Comments phrased in a hateful or harassing manner will be deleted and the poster blocked.