All right all right. If girls (like La Shawn [although sometimes it's driven her just next to crazy], and Libbie, and Kim, and the Under the Sky lady) allow comments, maybe I should at least try it. Yes, they've unintentionally shamed me into trying it. Shame does sometimes work with me.
I have never allowed comments, and it's been a really good thing. My post on "Jeff Gannon" was linked on liberal sites, and got me hundreds of hate emails; the site would have been swamped with only one viewpoint. I never would have had the time to respond. One of my posts on Chad Allen and "The End of the Spear" (I forget which one) was linked at, I think, a homosexual site. The comments there were just astonishing, even getting at my family. It would have been ugly.
It isn't that I'm against your occasional fly-by drooling idiot, or your occasional stubborn pinhead. They can make life fun, and funny. It's that I've been afraid my readership was such that there'd be no response unless it was by me, and I simply haven't the time.
But that's changed, and I'm hopeful that there could be an evenhanded give and take. "Hopeful" is, you'll note, not a synonym for certain.
Posting at Pyromaniacs has shown me how fun comments can be when you've got a good spread of really great readers and contributors.
So, all that to say, I will try it here. If it doesn't work, it's gone, no tears.
Kind of up to you, Gentle Reader.