In a last-ditch effort to validate my existence through the solicited approval of others, I have changed the comment requirements for the blog. Now anyone can comment who has a valid email address, no wordpress account is required. However, if you wish to continue to use your wordpress pseudonymous and your equally interesting avatar picture, then you can of course continue to do so.
Also don’t forget that for those English teachers who are too terrified of expressing themselves through the written word to comment, there is the voting system for all posts and comments. Vote early and vote often… it’s the American Way!