On August 12, 2013, I posted a rather lighthearted [but biblically accurate] explication of the phrase "the mark of Cain." Today, nine months later, Dennis Frailey makes a comment on that post -- the twenty-seventh comment! Sometimes I post something I have labored over and nobody comments. It falls into the black hole that swallows up contributions to the Cloud that fail to attract attention. And every so often I write something for my blog, like as not facetious or casual, that seems to trigger a tsunami of comments [well, a ripple -- "tsunami" should perhaps be reserved for the responses to posts on the bigtime blogs, like The Huffington Post."] I can never tell. I wasn't surprised that lots of people noticed when I actually read Newt Gingrich's doctoral dissertation and reported what I had found. But for the most part, it seems totally random what provokes comments and what does not. If I am to be totally self-revealingly honest [as is the style on blogs], I will confess that I like it when people comment. I feel like Sally Field during her famous Academy Award speech.
Meanwhile, I await the promised critique of my Marx "reinterpretation' by several Marxist economists.