…I have received a number of emails requesting that I either shut down the comments part of this blog or block some comments because they distract from the broader discussion. I’ve thought about it a lot and for now have decided to keep things as they are recognizing that some people want to use the comments section for their own purposes and that most people – it seems – prefer emailing me with their thoughts. I enjoy the emails and just ask for patience in receiving my replies. I’m still learning about blogs in general and about what this blog is really all about. I thank you for doing me the honor of reading my words and hearing my thoughts and I very much enjoy and respect all of yours.