I just noticed that the comments were closed on all but the most recent post. That’ll happen from time to time for reasons unknown. Maybe there’s a bug in the system. Maybe I clicked a button behind the curtain and inadvertently deactivated the comments. So let me say the following regarding comments:
1. I don’t want anyone to have to sign up or sign in or leave an e-mail address in order to comment on my stuff. Anyone (aside from spammers) should be able to comment on any post if they so desire. If comments are turned off, please let me know.
2. If you comment on a post and it doesn’t appear right away, try not to panic. As long as the software doesn’t think you’re a spammer, your comment goes into a queue. I have to approve the comment before it shows up on this website. I will never reject a comment unless specifically asked to by the author (e.g., somebody misspells something and is mortified by his or her error, and begs me to delete the mistaken comment). I will edit and have edited comments to protect identities, national security, and the moral character of the people of this good Earth.