I am somewhat in hibernation, as ideas for posts are just not happening. But I did happen on this story wherein one blogger is suing another for defamation, written by a man who defamed my late older brother, a Catholic priest, by implying (or stating outright) that he was part of the pedophile scandal. For that I put a permanent ban on him, the only time I have done such a thing.
The idea that bloggers engage lawyers and sue one another is, in my view, comical. I have always known my place. One issue of any small-town newspaper gets more reads than anything I write. I have always maintained that I blog because I like to write and like to argue with people. My take on the human condition is that minds are never changed except slowly and over long periods of time. People can change, I suppose. Not today however.
I won’t mention the names involved in that knife fight, as I don’t want anyone coming after me. But I must say, having this forum has allowed me to meet some very nice and intelligent people who have changed my outlook, enlightened me, straightened me out. If there is any good to come from blogging, it is that.
I should end by saying Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Screw that. Just carry on as you always have, hopefully experiencing, as I do now and then, forward movement.