“Are bloggers free? Or are they like people writing from some prison? Like maybe the prison of a communications industry, a newly autocratic media, that has totally taken over, via the computer.”

Seriously, I asked this question in a Comment on Stephen Mitchelmore’s blog THIS SPACE, and since then I seem to be stopped in my tracks. Staring at the glowing screen, listening to the very soft humming of the machine, thinking: open the window! Detour into the longer draft, once and for all . . . digress! Once again, give ’em the slip.