It has come to my attention that some readers may not be receiving the replies Rick and I make to your comments. One of us almost always replies to a comment, if only to say thank you. However, to get our replies you need to check the “notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail” box on the comment form. I spoke with a subscriber over the weekend who expressed a reluctance to click that box for fear of getting 20 or more follow-up e-mails. The number of posts on the whole blog that have more than five or six comments is very low, but it is completely up to you whether you click that box. If you don’t, let me assure you we are grateful for every remark, good or bad. We appreciate praise but we are open to constructive criticism, as well. I have learned things from readers with whom I vehemently disagree.
April 18, 2011