Hey Readers!

I wanted to let you know about a very important change to the blog: you no longer need to create a WordPress account for our blog in order to post a comment.

Instead, all you have to do is leave your name and email address. If you have a Gravatar account, the image associated with your registered email address will appear.

When we last revisited the blog's design, we added a plug-in that required users to register on our WordPress account to thwart spammers. But I think that also represented a barrier to people posting comments too. And we really do want to engage with you, our readers.

So feel free to write back. Ask questions. Offer your critiques. Nobody is perfect, but we are always seeking your feedback (or at least I am) so that we can improve the way that we serve you, our readers and customers.