I've heard from you here and via email and I've decided to leave the comment section unmolested -- at least for some time. I don't wish to inconvenience anyone. But "Like" my Facebook page anyway, OK? You'll be glad you did, for every now and then you'll be reminded to roam through the deranged right-wing comments left there. And you will marvel.
By the way, this site is now accessible at, simply, pmcarpenter.com (that is, no more "blogs" in the URL).
Oh, and in making that change, I evidently wiped out every FB "like," every last one. The "1" below is a test, and it's mine. I should know better than to tamper with the gods of computer technology, all of whom are far, far above my head.