Just logged onto the blog to find the spam queue clogged with forty-two entries. Earlier today, after a return from a doctor’s appointment, I found twenty-seven awaiting me. In the past week, it ‘s been nothing less than a half dozen. And I check in a number of times a day.

These assaults are getting worse. Just a few years ago, it was pretty rare to have more than two or three and often there were none when I logged in. Fortunately WordPress has a good filter. One of them today, at an estimate, had close to seven, eight hundred words. I didn’t try to count them, just had to page down a lot while I was deleting the current crop.