By Patrick Appel
While Andrew is away, I'll be checking his e-mail account and posting reader dissents, responses, and window views as per usual. As Politics Of Scrabble remarked this week, blogs act as a "portal to the vast fields of information out there to be harvested" working as "second-by-second synthesizing plants and clearing houses" for news and opinion. We'll do our best to keep the blog chugging along. Don't hesitate to e-mail.