.. and a propos of nothing at all, I have not thanked all the people who sent encouraging messages on the subject of my blogging. Many thanks for your good wishes. For the moment, clearly, I have taken your advice.
On the other hand, I am rather puzzled by the number of people who comment on a blog called Your Freedom and Ours without having the slightest interest in freedom, in fact, without really believing in it. They are, of course, free to comment (within the usual parameters) but others, including the owner of this blog, are free to tell them what they think of them.