A note to readers.
I recently installed the DISQUS system which moved in like Microsoft code, happily pushing aside all old comments for new ones only and disabling some Squarespace functionality. I am going to NUKE DISQUS now and all old comments should re-appear. Please stand by.
Special note to Bret, Nicholas and Justin: I have saved your comments from the DISQUS system and will re-post them, along with replies, soon. Thank you for reading and offering your thoughts. I really appreciate every single comment I get!