I have to agree with some about the lack of hominess – feels a bit sterile. Most troubling to my eye is the heaviness on the right hand side of the page. My eye was drawn away from the entry on the left to the double columns and blocky text on the right. It’s something of a distraction. Your writing really deserves center stage.

Comment previews have always seemed superfluous to me. If a piece of writing moves me one way or another I will inevitably read the comments.

Tangentially, I miss the smorgasblog feature. To my mind, it was a more effective means of calling attention to posts from other bloggers. Having a snippet of writing is often a more compelling and practical lure than random titles from a rolling bloglist, I think.

My two cents. Otherwise, thank you for providing reliably interesting content. It’s always a pleasure to read here.