As should be obvious by now, I have not posted any blog material in a long time. The comment-spam issues have not been resolved by the host, and I lack the time or the interest to deal with missing plug-ins.
However, of greater concern is that my [previous] employer has a policy of prior approval of any employee dealings with the media. Since I am in need of employment in today’s downward spiraling economy, I am willing to shut down the blog rather than agree to having it pre-approved. However, under no circumstances will my website itself be shut down. I may move it to another host, for rather obvious reasons, but it will not be shut down.