I was just now looking through the comments made on this blog over the past few weeks, and so I’m feeling quite impressed at the moment with the seemingly above-average courtesy and insightful intelligence of the folks who’ve taken the time to write out responses to my posts.
Unfortunately, these past few weeks I’ve been afflicted with a touch of depression. It’s a mild depression — relatively easy to manage and nothing serious. However, whenever I have come down with a depression — even with a mild one — my writing tends to suffer. And, almost always, I slack off both on daily postings and on responding to comments. I don’t know why my writing is so annoyingly sensitive to whether or not I’m a bit depressed, but it is. So, I apologize for not getting around to responding to your many comments over the past few weeks. Your comments are nevertheless very much appreciated.
Very roughly speaking, this blog has about 1500 posts written by me, and 10,000 comments written by you. That’s actually something that pleases me to no end. But even more pleasing is the intelligence and courtesy of the commentators. You guys rock: There are very few bloggers as lucky as I am.