It has come to my attention that some readers were signing up for the wrong thing when they thought they were subscribing to my blog. If you signed up using the “receive email updates” box that used to reside in the right sidebar, that actually signed you up to a newsletter list, NOT to regular blog updates.
To sign up for the blog, use the icons in the blue menu bar at the right-hand top of the page. There you can connect via Facebook or Twitter; sign up to receive blog posts via email; or get the RSS feed to add to your reader application.
I’ve removed the confusing sign-in box. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for putting up with a few glitches as I get my new site up and running.