Comment Policy

Your comments are welcome!  In order to promote more conversation and provide an atmosphere that does not discourage participation, ground rules are necessary.

When you post on my blog, you agree to the following:

  1. You retain ownership of your comments.  I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them.  By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership of rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  2. Debate is welcome.  You may disagree with me or other commenters, but I ask that you do so in a way that is respectful.
  3. I reserve the right to delete your comments.  This is my blog.  I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments.  The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog, not mine. Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam”, i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.
  4. You grant me a license to post your comments.  This license is worldwide, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and royalty free.  You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.