Some of our readers have been using our site as a self-publishing vehicle. That's what you establish your own website for. If you want people here to see your lengthy article, please put a link into the comment, not the whole article. We're deleting past posts such as I am describing, and we'll delete future posts without any further notification.
We realize that an attempt to put too many links into a comment results in a situation where we have to approve your comment before it goes live, so that may be why some of you have resorted to dropping whole articles into the discussion. But the lengthy articles bog down the discussion. Comments should be (at least marginally—we love the digressions, too!) related to the topic of the post, brief, and succinct. Please publish monographs elsewhere. If you provide links, others here have the opportunity to check out your work, at their choice.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.