I've just discovered that I have readers. Until now, I had no idea if anyone was reading my posts. I recently started clicking on things and it turns out I've had about 20,000 "hits" since I started the blog, and average more than 100 a day. I don't know how that compares with the norm, but it is heartwarming to learn that people are actually seeing what I write. And a number of them respond with comments that, for some reason, don't appear at the end of my posts. I clicked on a "comments" link today and, lo and behold, found a bunch of intelligent, funny, and encouraging remarks from readers. So for those of you who have sent comments, thank you. And if anyone knows how I can manage to have them appear with the posts, please let me know.