As such, I've enabled word verification for commenting. Hopefully this will eliminate this nuisance of the inbox.
On a content update, I'm planning on making a post here soon regarding my activities during my hiatus. I have been very active in freethought campaigns in real life which, I think, have been a much better use of my time. I do miss posting to this blog, though. After several well crafted, unique posts were overlooked by readers, I became disheartened with this blog and soon after ceased regular posting.
I do plan to return, likely with a different slant.