Well, only if the block is virtual not physical. As for being new, I’ve been hanging around in the comments section for at least a couple of years. And nobody’s called me a kid in years…decades actually.
Regardless, thanks to the Commonweal editors for inviting me to post occasionally “above the fold”, as it were. Thanks also to the dotCommonweal contributors who have, over the years, made this one of the most consistently interesting and informative blogs I’ve come across. And many thanks to all the commenters—both frequent and infrequent—who make dotCommonweal such a lively and stimulating forum for debate, discussion and illumination.
Going forward, I welcome any suggestions, advice, criticism and encouragement you have to offer. I’ll be back shortly with a more substantive post.