Huge apologies to all our visitors who are trying to comment. We've just switched servers and our blogging software here at tompeters.com and are experiencing some problems. Some comments are just disappearing and some folks are not able to comment at all.
One thing we've been told is that the old Movable Type cookies saved in your browser might be causing some of this. So, as a first step, you could delete your old cookies. No guarantees on that one, however.
We are working on this. Hope to have this problem solved soon. And once again, our apologies for any difficulties you're experiencing.