Hi William, thank you for the link.
I was astounded by Kirk's words, or put better, by the utter lack of civility there is in the written word on the internet, copied and pasted here whithout permission from Kirk's essay: " I got some comments that had enough venom in them to take down a mastodon. A large number of ad hominem attacks came barreling into the comments box over "issues" that I would carefully classify as "opinions."
But the worse part of all was the idea that the angry reader had permission to track down my e-mail address and send me their hate mail "off-line."
I'm at a loss for words..
But thank the stars there is sanity on the internet in the form of Micheal's site, of which we have the priviledge to be called a member.