Two quick items for you:
- Some of you have written me over the past week or so, saying when you try to comment on my blog, your comment is bounced back as spam. I've done some homework, and my good buddy Albert F. one of the Web gurus here at the Miami Herald, tells me that the naughty word filter we use is so intense that it sometimes finds naughty words where there are none. For example, the filter recently blocked a comment from our friend Claudia, 'cause it isolated "ass" in the name Claudiasskippingstones... Yeah, I know. That's harsh. At any rate, Albert is working on loosening up the filter so it doesn't block comments that way. And for those of you who want/need to cuss in your comments, you know me: I don't really care as long as what you're saying isn't blatantly, mean-spiritedly racist, sexually violent, or insulting to my wife...or my mother. So if your comments have been blocked, email me and let me know, so we can do something about it. In the mean time, until we get that filter fixed, if you must say anything stronger than "damn" try to use the watered down version of whatever word that is.
- I used to do a better job of sharing my articles with you guys. But I got lazy. So if you're not a South Floridian and didn't read the Miami Herald or MiamiHerald.com on Monday, here is a link to my most recent article - a profile of a former Saturday Night Live cast member-turned-author.