I apologize for not posting much lately. I was working two jobs for nearly a month, and then I went camping at Lost Maples State Natural Area. Now I’m on a much more humane work schedule and have a sleeping arrangement that doesn’t involve being bitten by ants, so I think I’ll start posting more.
It was a shock to come back to this site and find hundreds—yes, hundreds!—of spam comments. They were obviously a punishment for my neglect of the site (as if the ant bites weren’t punishment enough!).
I’ve added a plug-in to the site, reCAPTCHA, which should keep the comment spam down. It requires commenters to enter text, which is always a bit tedious, but if you follow the link you’ll learn that by entering the little distorted words, you’ll be helping to digitize books from the Internet Archive. It’s quite an ingenious way of turning an annoying task into something worthwhile.