The response has been extremely gratifying. Though I have not ascended into the empyrean reaches of Lady Gaga [who scores twice as many Google hits as Jesus Christ], nor even achieved the internet fame of an Andrew Sullivan or a Josh Marshall, I have been blessed with an unusually intelligent and learned coterie of readers, whose comments have been knowledgeable, pertinent, and interesting.
But I am beginning to suspect that there are limits to the number of topics on which I can blog with even a simulacrum of competence, so I hope you will not take it amiss if I post a tad less often. I will, of course, continue to react to the more egregious absurdities of our politics, and I am always open to requests and suggestions. Perhaps I ought to read a book, as a way of recharging my batteries. [At the moment, I am making my way through George Dyson's new work, Turing's Castle, by George Dyson, the son of Freeman Dyson. It is a very odd book, apparently about the invention of the computer.]