There seem to be more spectators than participants in this blog, so once again, I invite comments.
Comments are assigned to individual posts or individual pages, and are not visible on the home page. But if you go to another page, or click on a post, you will see at the bottom of the page all the comments of that page, together with a form for entering your own comments. Comments are invited.
Unfortunately, there are software robots – call them spiders – that roam the web, looking for forms, and when they encounter one, they submit comments on Viagra, hair styling, advertising one’s blog, the brilliance of my postings (I get long generic essays of obvious arachnid origins), and abandoned Nigerian bank accounts. So comments are moderated as follows. Every time a comment from an unfamiliar machine comes in, it waits in the pending queue until I approve or reject it. I approve all comments that recognizably come from human beings.
So far, only a few people have posted comments. I have gotten as yet unfulfilled promises to post comments, and email responses from people who do not want to post comments. But I recommend posting comments. If you rely on me to compose a post or a comment, I will put my spin on it; if you want a comment done right, do it yourself.