Although I'm back home and at a computer screen more often, I've decided to leave moderation on for now. It's not ideal - people overseas, in particular, will not always be able to see other comments before commenting themselves. But maybe we can get by with the slight inconvenience. If it turns out to be too difficult over time, I'll consider moving to a platform with more functionality. Meanwhile, moderation does enable me to weed out spam, death threats, crazy rants, etc. That's kind of nice, especially when the death threats mention not only me but also members of my family.
I'll publish legitimate comments as quickly as possible, but if you're in a very different time zone (as most of my readers seem to be) forgive me if there's some delay.