This is the one-hundredth post published to Potpourri for $500. I had hoped to reach this marker earlier, but it was not for lack of JJV's posts. Indeed, I am faced with another backlog of unbelievable obituaries and other such news from hither and yon, but I promise to get those out to you as soon as I can, as they are both of high quality and timeless to boot.
A couple of minor administrative notes. First, JJV's snide reference to the reach and impact of my blog has been enshrined in a modified form on the masthead, in return for which I bounced one of his submissions back to him for excessive rightwingedness. Second, I have added a link to a new site pertaining to the fraternity I joined at Hamilton College. I may take the time to write a bit more on the subject at some point, but eccentric overachieving British soldiers keep dying so it is a tricky situation.
Anyway, many thanks to old and new readers alike. Please keep in mind that your initials do not have to be JJV for input to be accepted; in fact, it may actually be an advantage. Send 'em to dmsblogmail-at-yahoo-dot-com and we'll do the rest!