After my first day of comments, I'm thrilled! It is good to see some feedback - I hope to see more. As long as we all play nice, I'll be glad to leave them on. I haven't gotten involved with comments before because I have seen how nasty they can get. I will not hesitate to delete any inappropriate or mean-spirited comments, and I will be happy to ban anyone who decides to be disrespectful. Given the group I know on the blogosphere, I am not too worried. Thanks to all for reading - and for responding. My writing is personal to me, and I am glad to see others find something worthwhile in it. I am humbled and flattered.