You might have noticed that we now have an ad on the right-hand side of the screen. I always hoped that we could keep this place ad free, and I want you to know that I didn’t cave in for monetary reasons. While it is possible that some day I could see a very small payment in exchange for this advertising space, the only motivation behind this decision was the opportunity to be part of the BlogHer network. They require that I put at least one ad on my site in order to be publicized on theirs, and my hope is that this will prove to be a very minor distraction for those who visit this site. I have made an effort to block less scrupulous advertisements, but if for some reason you see something objectionable appearing in that space, please let me know and I will do what I can to get rid of it. Also, head on over to www.blogher.com, where you can find articles written by females such as myself on a wide variety of issues. Thank you once again for visiting Church & State!