I apologize for any inconvenience to real people, but I have been receiving spam comments at a rate of about 2 per hour, which adds up to a LOT in a day. I finally decided to do something I really didn't want to do -- implement the word verification box. At least it's not Captcha - I can never get that one on the first try! I am sorry about this, but I just can't waste time finding and deleting spam comments anymore. I hope you understand.
Today's "national celebration day" is National Roof Over Your Head Day. That is something I do when I start feeling sorry for myself for whatever reason... I remind myself that I am so lucky. I do have a warm roof over my head, I have clothes and shoes, I have food and I can eat daily, I live in a country of peace, and I do not have a serious illness. When I think about the people who do not have what I do, it somehow makes my problems seem so small.