"any way you can close comments but leave the posts public? That's a real bummer for people that are trying to access older posts. . . .
[T]he flesh and blood people we live and work with are more important than the online friendships and discussions. But. . . ."
--via email conversation, one of my online friends has persuaded me, but I'm only leaving the posts public (not blogging).
PS: if you're linking here and want that noted in the sidebar, then email jkgayle thelittleATsymbol gmai L theDOTthingANDcom.
ditto: if you're in the sidebar but no longer linking here, then shoot me a message to drop your blog from that little roll there.