Hm. I have played more with the comments. Using my various "non gmail" addresses, I was able to post an anonymous post and also one labeled with my name (no e-mail necessary). If you choose Name/URL under "Choose an Identity," you can type in your name; URL is optional so just leave it empty (unless you have one). I hope this helps someone. I seem to have about two readers, both of whom now have gmail accounts, but maybe others will want to read and comment.