As of this week I've been writing a blog for seven years. I've never had much traffic & the blog is partly just a place for me to put stuff or jot down notes or lay down political rants that have to go somewhere or my head would explode. I value my few readers as wonderful rarities, like orchids or ancient coins. And as I say every year about this time, I really should write more about poetry. It's the one thing I actually know something about.