Since I’ve never had an audience this large before, I might as well try to reach out to some of you. Following my now-famous post, I’ve been surprised how few people have engaged with what I said, at least to me. With literally thousands of people reading it, I was expecting to get a mountain of hate comments, and maybe some constructive engagement of some kind. If I’m wrong, maybe you could explain to me how instead of just pointing and shrieking? It’s even possible you could change my mind, you never know.
But no, it’s mostly been crickets. Despite the fact that there’s people calling for my head all over the Internets, almost none of that invective has been directed toward me directly, and supportive comments and emails have actually substantially outnumbered the opposite. Not sure what that means.
So consider this an invitation to talk. If you would like to know more about what I actually think, or would just like to see whether or not I’m actually a misshapen troll, reach out to me, either publicly through the comments or privately via email. If you’re on the UAB campus, come talk to me in person. I’m easy enough to find and my door is usually open.