This blog is now ten days old, and it is becoming abundantly clear that no matter how hard I try, I will never be urbane and erudite like my blogging hero Terry Teachout. But hey, it's been fun, and I'm willing to stick with it if you are.
I'm surprised that so many of you have somehow found your way to this obscure little pocket of the internet, and I'm delighted that you've been coming back. Thanks for giving me a chance. And by the way, can anyone tell me exactly how big a drove is? I'm eager to know how many daily visitors I must have before I can brag, "They're coming in droves!" Would a hundred visitors constitute a drove, do you think?
Although my e-mail address is not posted on this site, people have been ferreting it out (by visiting my Blogger profile or my website via the links on this page) and contacting me to say they like the blog. I'm flattered, of course, and deeply grateful that so many of you are taking the time to drop me encouraging notes. But I'd love it even more if you'd stroke my ego in public, which is to say, right here on the blog, where everyone can read your kudos. So leave a comment, why dontcha? Otherwise, people will think my sister is the only person reading this stuff.