Monday, March 13, 2023

Comments Open to All

Frank Filocomo

So as to encourage dialectic, I have enabled commenting privileges to all, including those without Blogger or Google accounts. 

So please, feel free to opine on my posts. I do not claim to have all the answers. I, like you, am just another inquisitive mind. 

Ideally, comments will be thoughtful and substantive. That way, we can engage in a productive back and forth. 

That said, I have always considered myself to be a free speech absolutist; censoring opposing views, or even speech I find to be utterly rebarbative, has never been my thing. 

Trolls, too, will be welcome. I may later regret this...

But the point of this blog, you see, is to encourage community. And community requires interaction. Therefore, it would be counterproductive for me to prohibit speech of any kind, or to put up barriers that require people to create an account in order to comment. 

Now, being that this is the internet, I use the word "community" somewhat loosely. Some may call an online community an oxymoron; I'm not sure I would totally disagree. But we'll have to make do. So while this may be a sort of pseudo-community, I intend on it to be a community nonetheless.

All of this to say, COMMENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL!!! 


  1. "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

  2. "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then silent and dumb we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    1. Amen! The problem with unfettered speech on the internet, though, is the ability to hide behind the guise of anonymity. But, even still, I am determined to provide forum FOR ALL! Thank you for commenting!

  3. Really enjoyed your article about coffee and the wonderful side effect of belonging to a community!

  4. Between the onslaught of technology, pandemics, and politics, community is hanging on a string. Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” takes this lack of community and human interface to its logical conclusion: a dystopian, nightmarish world..