Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

I follow a pretty simple policy when it comes to online discussions, and that is: if you can read this, you probably have the means of acquiring your own blog. Therefore, it is in no way incumbent on me to provide you with a platform here on mine. If you are here reading my blog, I think we can assume you are interested in what I have to say. This does not oblige me to listen to what you have to say. If that sounds arrogant, consider the sheer, mind-boggling number of people whose voices you aren’t seeking out at this very moment.

In other words: commenting here is not a right, but a privilege. Comments will be enabled or not on individual posts as I see fit. I intend to keep this blog as low maintenance as I can, so that I can have an outlet for my thoughts that doesn’t distract me too much from other things. This means I’ll tend to apply the most direct rather than the most judicious solution to moderation problems. Play nice and obey all posted instructions.

If you don’t like that, go write a blog about it.