I don't know about you, but I have been inundated with spam comments in the past month. I spend more time deleting them than I ever have in the past... and time is precious. So, I am finally forced to add an additional layer of spam filtering to the comments section. Not sure that with Blogger I have any other option. Maybe one day I'll get rich and move over to Word Press. Until then, I heartily apologize (again! I'm on a roll!) for the delay that your comments will now have to endure.
I just don't think I can take another Russian or Chinese comment (that I can't even understand)... or another link to who knows where giving themselves free advertising.
Please don't let that deter you from commenting. Every single one of your notes finds it's way snug in my email in-box and is heartily cherished - just like a warm bowl of chicken soup for the soul. Even if I can't find time to get back in here to respond, I usually email back if you include your email address.