Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Sorry to have to do this to my wonderful commenters, but I've just enabled comments moderation, because I've been targeted by spammers. I guess any mention of shoes invites the attention of the shoe-hawking community! Imagine.

It ends up being somewhat appropriate, though, because I have a big trip coming up. I'm taking my family to France, and rather than stress myself out trying to blog, I'm going to take a short hiatus from August 4th until September 1st. I'm trying to arrange some guest posts to appear during that time, and I hope I can find someone to moderate comments for me, because I certainly don't want to be comment-spammed when I'm traveling and not able to clean it up. In any case, I'll be keeping the comments moderation on until September 1st.

I do have a couple more posts to share with you before my departure, and and while I'm here I'll try to approve comments as quickly as possible. For those of you who may have been wondering, I don't sell shoes!

I hope you like my pretty Analog covers that I just added to the left bar, showing the magazines in which I've appeared.

Thank you for your patience.



  1. I'm still fairly anonymous, and one of the few benefits is that spammers haven't targeted my blogs yet. Matter of time, I suppose, so I'll enjoy my non-fame while I still have it.;)
    I'm sorry you've had to take this step, but I'll continue to read and enjoy and comment in my non-spammy way.
    Just in case I don't get the chance before you leave, have a safe and wonderful trip!

  2. Thanks, Brad! I appreciate your frequent visits and comments.

  3. Enjoy your trip! My sister has been learning French. I'm sure she'd be completely envious you're going to France and with your family, too. What a great experience for all of you.