A couple of notes on some changes that you may see over the next week or so:
• The current ad service is probably going to replaced by one that offers ads that make a little more sense. The current service is uneven to say the least; not sure why visitors to the site should see ads for alcohol rehab services.
• I may have to start moderating comments -- not because of anything anyone has done here, but because the amount of spam has increased markedly over the past couple of weeks and TypePad's spam system can't keep up. I haven't decided whether moderating comments will be more trouble than deleting the spam, but I'll decide soon.
• The PostRank widget in the upper right hand corner hasn't worked since Thanksgiving, which apparently has something to do with the service being purchased by Google. Google is notorious for the way its acquired products suddenly stop working, and I spend as much time messing with those as I do anything else. I like the widget, since it gives a quick update on what's been posted, but if I can't find something to replace it, I'll have to take it down.