This is my very first post on my spankin' new blog, Agoraphilia. I had another blog for less than 24 hours, which I had named "Blogging a Dead Horse" in the vain hope that no one had yet claimed that especially obvious blog title. Then I did a quick Google search, which generated an ungodly number of hits, including at least one blogger complaining about other bloggers who feel the need to make blog puns all the time. I had to agree, hence the new title. I'm not the first to use the term "agoraphilia," as yet another Google search shows, but it has special meaning to me. And at least it's not another blog pun.