Tonight we watched the first two episodes of the HBO series on John Adams. They are marvelous! When one sees how this country began, it is disappointing to see how it has been hijacked, and the series offers hope that we can return to the proper track. It was not easy for those who created this country. We can't let that go now.
It seems there is a protest at Live Journal around new regulations and fees, and so some will not be posting.
I have thought about it. A year or so ago, I decided it was right that I should pay for this service, even though I don't take advantage of or even know most of the features. Live Journal has been offering a basic account for free. Now, since it was sold, there is to be a fee. Some are angry about this. It is an odd issue, it seems to me, so I have not yet decided whether or not I will post. I suppose I didn't understand why it was free in the first place, though I appreciated it. What does astonish me is the angry language I see as I try and understand the issue. Perhaps that has done more to turn me toward Live Journal than away. Yes, it is a business. I'm not sure why people thought otherwise, and I know young people see this differently than I. My son feels the internet should be completely free.
It is the beginning of spring. My thoughts are with that. Somehow it seems there are larger issues to me. If I wrote this journal on paper and mailed it out, it would cost me money. I haven't been able to find information that helps me understand why people expect it to be free.
I like to support people. I honor strikes, so I may or may not post tomorrow. I'll see.