Thursday, September 2, 2010

Spambots Are Evil

Okay, I'm not sure what to do with this blog.  I just deleted 22 spam comments from the previous post.  Blogger's anti-spam software doesn't seem to be doing a very good job.  I had to turn on comment moderation, because every new post on this blog gets a number of spam comments.  The CAPTCHA doesn't work.

I don't think that anyone really reads this blog, anyway, unless I share a post on Facebook.  I haven't really done much to promote it.  And I've been more likely to post to the St. Louis Activist Hub ever since I became a contributor there.

So maybe I should just get rid of this blog, and move the important posts to a new location.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brief Update (Long Time, No Blog)

It's Mental Health Month.  So I will share that I have been depressed.  I have been told that I ought to write more, but I've been suffering from writer's block.

Some time ago, in fact, I was fortunate enough to conduct an interview with a major well-known DADT activist.  What have I done with that interview?  Roughly transcribed it, and not much else.  Fortunately, a fellow local activist blogger has agreed to help me get the interview into a readable form.  The news may have changed since the interview took place, but I still think it's worth putting out there.

So stay tuned for that interview.  We'll be posting it on the Activist Hub.  I'm also going to try to get my thoughts together for an official Mental Health Month post.  (ETA: Part 1 and Part 2 of my interview with Lt. Dan Choi are now online!)

In the meantime, check out this article in The Huffington Post.  Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.  Rosalynn Carter quotes the late Dr. Julius Richmond as having said, "Every day that we do not intervene with effective programs, we are losing remarkable human potential. And every child whose potential is wasted is an incredible loss to the nation."

I couldn't have put it better myself.