Elise Bauer wrote a thoughtful guest post on problogger yesterday (and cited a recent comment of mine) arguing that bloggers should be more restrictive of ugly or abusive comments.  I’ve resisted deleting obnoxious or cowardly comments for the most part but have to agree with her now.  She says treat her blog as you would her house.  Good rule.  My rule, don’t write anything on my blog you wouldn’t say to my face.

Splendid day at the CIA yesterday–I never fail to get a charge out of being there, about which, more later.  Now, must haul two cured bellies to Macy’s…

UPDATE, re comments: Have enjoyed reading these, mostly on the road.  No I don’t have anyone helping to monitor my site .  Maybe I should.  Ultimately, BigRed  illustrates the point well, and Sam makes an interesting case about  obsessive fawners being as bad as trolls (though it’s not quite the same, because trolls intend harm).  It’s not words I object to, it’s they way they’re used.  Big Red refers to a post that i deleted, i think the second or third one ever.  If you’re going to be foul or rude, you’d better be funny or at least elegant. If someone tells me to stick a cauliflower up my ass, and nothing more, then that’s something I would delete. If the poster then goes on to discuss low heat cooking of cauliflower over extended periods, I’d be inclined to keep it.