Hey folks- just a reminder, this is a blog. Wikipedia has this to say about blogs:

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries… … The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

My point is that I consider this blog not only an outreach tool, and an educational tool, but also a resource for starting community conversations. So I’d like to thank those of you who take the time to post comments.

And I appreciate those who have made comments to me in person. But I’d also like you to post your comments on the blog. Occasionally I’m hearing behind the scenes that someone disagrees with something I’ve said, or even that I’ve had information incorrect. That’s fine, I welcome all the input I can get. I don’t claim to know everything, or be an authority on much of anything. But instead of telling me one-to-one, how about just correcting it on the blog? That way everyone learns from your insight.

If you find my sarcasm disturbing, tell me that too. I was raised by sarcastic wolves and learned to communicate that way. It doesn’t always translate in writing. But I’ve also found that if I post things generically, without comment or any personality, no one reads it, which defeats the purpose.

So use this forum to your advantage. Got something to say? Want to set me straight? Great!! I welcome your comments and the discussion that they will hopefully get started.

So go ahead- who wants to start?

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