The verdict is in
Well, it looks like the verdict is in. In response to suggestions that I should not reply to comments from my readers, I asked for your feedback. Everyone–even those of you who prefer the patrician model of writing but declining to interact with your readers–agreed that the model I’ve been following of interacting with my readers (I called it the “populist” model) is just who I am. Different blogs have their places, and this blog is and will continue to be a place not only for you to read my thoughts, but also a place for me to read yours.