It is my promise to you that I will always try to be honest and to speak my truth in kindness. I respectfully ask that you do the same. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and hope you will do the same. Sometimes, we will make mistakes and assume the worst or speak in anger. I aim to do the hard job of apologizing whenever appropriate. Dissenting ideas are absolutely welcome but should be expressed constructively. I want this to blog to be a welcoming space for all. I retain sole discretion over removing comments from the blog. I am more likely to allow some leeway in comments directed toward me than in comments directed toward other readers or guest bloggers, who are all guests in my blog home.