Ask Me A Question, I'll Tell You No Lies

I was over at Blackbird's place today, and she was asking her readers, and especially those who rarely or never comment, to ask her questions that she will answer in a future entry. For a couple of reasons, I always like weblog entries like this: the weblog's author ends up writing about things that all us readers want to know, it is fascinating to see what the commenters want to know about, and it reveals an ongoing conversation between author and readers that reminds me of the community aspect of blogging that I love so much.

I checked back through my archives, and I haven't done this since July 2007, so I thought I'd open up the floor. Ask me anything. I can't promise that I will answer every question, but, within reason, I'll give it my best.

Shoot. What do you want to know?