Some of you have asked why I am taking a break.
Here is one example.
Someone must have googled "sarah silverman" or somehow stumbled across my post that a quote from her. Anyway, he left a message, and I replied by email (I also posted my response in the comments, since he suggested it.). You know – because I like discussion. Well, apparently, this is not what I should have done. Here is the reply that I got by email. I like the last line especially.
Why are you sending me an email? I don’t want emails from you. If I
cared about what you had to say (which I don’t) I’d return to the
website. I never ever want to know your opinion about what YOU
think is funny or not funny. I get absolutely nothing out of that. Go
post your response on your blog in the comments section where I don’t
have to read it. Don’t take this personal, but you are a horrible
How the hell do you NOT take being told you are a horrible person, personally? Now I would admit that this does not happen every day. But I think there is alot of me out here, on this blog. My heart, my community, my people. Through this blog, you can see some of the faces of me. So far, this has been a very good place for me to be. It has been a safe place. But, I wonder, now, if it is better that I unplug, disconnect, and find another place to have these conversations? Or maybe, just redirect myself, take me out of the blog, and make it not so personal.
God, owch. It hurts. Be with Tom, be with me. Lord, how long? When will we remember that we should say things in love, because we are talking to your children, people you love. Direct my mouth God. When I speak, help me to not hurt people. Please. Amen.