Readers: Ever since our roving reporter Thommy had his iPhone stolen in Moscow, the Blog has been innundated with spam in the Comments sections originating primarily from Russia and Ukraine. Blogger is able to stop most of it but too much sneaks through and has to be individually deleted. To try to put a stop to this, I have enabled Comment Moderation. When you (or a spammer) posts a Comment, it will go into a queue for me to review before it posts. I'm hoping that after some period of stopping all spam that it will stop.
In the meanwhile, please continue to post Comments and I will get them published several times each day. Will try to return to immediate Comment-posting asap. Sorry for the inconvenience.