Sharing a bit of good news with you all: Paperblog chose me as its blogger of the day this past Tuesday (and see also here). I'm very grateful to that site and its readers for this vote of confidence in the work I do here--and to all of you readers for your interest in what I write. I'm particularly grateful to a number of readers of this blog who have contributed support in various ways, including one reader who has sent astonishingly generous gifts over the course of several years, and again recently. Too kind . . . .