It seems that for several weeks, many comments have been going into my spam filter. I just picked out the real ones (most are spam) and published a bunch of comments. So sorry if yours was among those that sat for days or weeks. I will now be vigilant on the Blogger 'comment moderation' page to make sure it doesn't happen again. And thanks to Andrew Long for pointing the problem out to me.
I'm a freelance writer and media consultant with a lasting interest in how democracy works, how it malfunctions and self-corrects. Since fall 2013 I've focused increasingly on the unfolding drama of Affordable Care Act implementation and health reform more generally.
I have a Ph.D. in medieval English literature and a propensity to parse the rhetoric and logic of our political leaders as well as that of media pundits and scholars who jump into the national debate. I wrote a dissertation on the remarkably humane and subtle medieval English anchorite Julian of Norwich, a mystic nun whose knack of squaring circles and framing paradoxes reminds me a little of our current president. A sampling of that work (mind the google gaps) is here: http://bit.ly/OzwsrR