Unfortunately, the start of my book has to be delayed a week. My apologies to everybody who hoped to read the first installment today (Monday, 10/24). And especially to the good people who have already written to me with interest in the book, and with fine suggestions for what should be in it. As they know from my responses, I take everything they say very seriously. The first installment will appear, without fail, on Monday, October 31…Halloween! I trust the only people it will scare are the few remaining die-hard purists.