To The Reader

I began this blog as a drawer.  I’ve lost track of so many things over the years, hopefully these posts will help supplement the gaps in my memory and keep the good ones fresh.

The name of my site is taken from the title of the introductory story in The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  He punctuates it: Custom-House. For those of you who care about such things, I am sorry for the change (and I admire your specificity).