This blog has been running for more than eight years -- the first post went up on May 23, 2008 -- and I believe the time has arrived to wind it up or, to use a cliché, bring it in for a soft landing. For one thing, my impulse to blog has weakened and I'm increasingly busy with other things. Second, the readership has shrunk from small to minuscule.
There may or may not be a little more posting in June or July -- I'm not sure. The last day of active operation for Howl at Pluto will be July 31, 2016. I'll leave the site up but I don't plan to post anything after that. My thanks to those who have read and commented here over the years, as well as to those who wrote guest posts -- HC and Peter T.
ETA: And I should acknowledge and thank Hank F_M_ as the most faithful reader from the blog's very beginning to now, even though he and I often disagree on politics and other matters.