I confess this blog was done on the quick-and-cheap, using Google's Blogger even though I own the domain. And yes, I set up the comments ill-advisedly, so that you couldn't just post without a Google ID. And yes, Blogger's Comments function is horrible. I admit all this. I apologize.
My husband -- excuse me, my IT consultant! -- has promised to look into my non-Blogger alternatives for 2010. In the meantime, I've opened these comments to "anyone" which will allow you to comment with your name, or even anonymously.