Ever since this blog began in 2008, I have opened it up for registrations and comments. A couple of things have transpired since then. First, I am getting spam registrations by the dozens. It finally reached a peak today with probably more than one hundred. Second, the rise of Facebook since 2008 has created another avenue for comments on my posts, and my friends and acquaintances have used that medium for comments rather than directly on this site.
Therefore, based on those two developments, I have turned off the registration and comment options for this blog. Anyone desiring to comment can first contact me via Facebook with a friend request. I normally don’t just automatically add people to my friend list, so if you are serious, please write a message as to your interest in the blog when you make the friend contact.
We seem to be living in the age of spam. Every good thing has its downside.