Confession time. I have been a member of Facebook for a while now. First mainly to keep an eye on who is talking to my kids and then because I found I was able to get in contact with friends, many of whom I have not heard from in years. However, there is a dark side. Politics and social issues abound on Facebook. I am a person who can be quite passionate on issues that I care about. This past weekend I had a particularly disagreeable exchange with a close friend who took some hurtful shots because of which I have decided to avoid these issues. Mainly because no matter what I think or anyone else thinks make no matter to my daily life. Who anyone votes for is their business and not mine and vise versa. I know who I am going to vote for and will do so, why engage in a pointless arguement over it? So I am shunning that now and found lumberjocks quite by accident. The only debates I wish to get into now will be over gel vs alcohol stain, cherry vs walnut, and such. It is much more meaningful on a personal basis to encourage people on their work, and to give and get help. The free exchange of ideas on this site is a blessing. On this site nobody will ever know if I am Democrat or Republican, Conservative or Liberal.
-- Michael A. Brailsford