Welcome, visitors from MSNBC's Clicked, one of my daily blog reads. Will is a gentleman and a scholar, and I'd say that even if he wasn't linking to me today.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I'll tell you: One of the best things about this blog is the comments section. From time to time I see a rash of comment spam or get a nastygram from some troglodyte who wants to drag me into a blog war, and I fantasize about disabling the comment feature. But then I come across a comment that's hilarious or thought-provoking or helpful or heartwarming and I remember why I allow comments on this blog. Even anonymous ones.
If you're new around here, or if you've been reading for a while but have never added your voice to these conversations, please speak up. (I generally go pretty easy on new people.) And if you're not in the habit of clicking on the comments after you read one my entries, you're missing out because the comments are often way better than the posts around here.
Here's a great example: If my post about the portrait of the "black" Revolutionary War sailor interested you, click back over there and read the fourth comment.