I just discovered this morning a slew of fantastic comments that I had never approved! For some reason, Google decided that blogger did not actually want to alert me when I had a new comment (a policy change on which I was not consulted), so they have been piling up there since July of 2012. My apologies to everyone if you felt snubbed! Man, there are some good comments there as well. I will respond to each one on the post in question and pray that you will somehow get alerted. In any case, my thanks and appreciation to all of you who have been reading and especially to those who have given me some feedback. You know how it works in this blogger game.
Also, I know I've been a bit lax so far in 2013, but my reading is ongoing. I actually have a bit of a back-up of posts to write but will start to hack away at them. Appropriately, one of the comments was "More blogging, less reading!". From my mother, natch!
Keep turning those pages, people!
Oh and since I have you, let me throw out a recommendation for End of Watch, a 2012 southside LA cop movie. It's not a masterpiece and the plot when it finally happens kind of gets in the way, but the procedural moments of which there are plenty are really fantastic, a nice mix of crazy situations and rich engaging characters, especially the two cops. It's kind of like Cops that old television show scripted by Pelecanos on a cocaine binge.