I’ve unfortunately just found out that our old friend Akismet has been filtering out real honest-to-goodness non-spam comments.  I hadn’t been checking the spam queue (which has filtered out over 600 comments) — now that I check, I find several nice comments there.  Previous ones have since been, sadly, lost to the ether.  So, if you have commented before and your comment didn’t show, please, try again.   The woman behind the curtain is now paying attention.