Friday, May 17, 2002
An early post today, since I was out yesterday and last night doing the geek thing. Anyway, it occurred to me yesterday that I constantly find myself shying away, in this blogger, from comments and criticisms that might be taken as harsh or controversial. In part, this is because I have become an obsessively polite person and confrontations have begun to seem unsightly to me. I avoid them when I can, even though I'm proud to say I can hold my own in most cases. But I think the journal has suffered for this. And I may begin to speak a little more freely. Of course, this means that, from time to time, I will offend one or another of you. For that I apologize ahead of time.
Now, off to the word mines . . .