HOUSEKEEPING NOTE….Puzzled readers of today’s first post are demanding answers:

Sorry about the OT question, but what time zone is this blog using? The blog says this post was made at 1:03PM, May 21, but it is just barely noon in the eastern time zone. The blog used to be on eastern time. Why the change?

Has the Washington Monthly moved to Puerto Rico? Or Halifax? No indeedy. The problem, I think, is that the server we’re hosted on never switched over to Daylight Savings Time. Except, um, that doesn’t make sense, does it? That should provide timestamps an hour earlier instead of an hour later. So maybe the server sprang forward but my local installation of Movable Type didn’t.

Or something. Really, I don’t know. However, a few minutes ago I switched my MT config to pretend that I’m on Central Time, which should produce the correct EDT timestamps. Let’s see if it works.

UPDATE: Yep, everything is fixed now. Other contributors to the blog might continue to have problems, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.