My apologies to all new and longtime registrants who have experienced difficulty logging in to vanderblog. When not travelling for workshops and press tune ups, I have been testing anti registration-bot plugins (apps) to rid this site of fake email accounts attempting to register. This is a war that runs hot and cold, but never seems to end. Hackers are persistent. Currently, I manually review the pending registration queue and remove suspicious looking addresses. If you’ve found that I have denied your request, please send me a message via the contact form.