I am really annoyed with how neglectful I’ve been in responding to comments. I read them all; I get notions of what I want to say in response; and then I procrastinate responding on the grounds that if I wait a bit some better response might occur to me. Afterwards, things come up, I get distracted, and I’m out of time. My failure to engage you in conversations deprives me of half the joy of blogging. So, from now on I am going to try to get in the habit of just going with my first thoughts — responding with whatever silly, inane comment comes to me first. We’ll see how it works.