I made my email address available (it isn't listed on the blog page itself, but the address is obtainable to the enterprising from the page with only a couple clicks of a mouse) so that I could interact with those who wished to objectively discuss things, but preferred to do so in private instead of the "comments" area. I prefer having objective comments placed in the comments area, but I understand if some wish to email.
I've received a few nice comments in email, and loads of others as typified by the following:
Subject hey, ####head
@aol.com to me
why do you obsess on obama's preacher? got nuthing else to write about. how about soem more s####y excuses for chess games, or more racist redskin footbal talk. yer an idiot. #### you. obama/malcolm x 08
As they go, this one is trite to the point of absurdity, and I have received many more that are very imaginative and more curiously constructed. I don't mind, really, as some of them provide a delightful diversion from the toils of daily life. That leads to my request; if you must send this type of missive, please make it interesting.
Here's a hint: Scatological, anatomical, and parentage aspersions do not automagically translate to riveting prose.