To folks who sent me comments in recent days but never saw them posted here. Looks like Blogger had a hiccup somewhere along the line, and about 10 comments were never mailed to me to moderate. Hmmm. (And I never bothered to go to the moderation page and check, for I assumed everything was coming to my Gmail inbox...) I'll be more vigilant in future.
Again, sorry to anyone who might have thought I was blowing them off! (Embarrassingly, this included birthday greetings from some of my dearest friends. Oopsie.)
Do you think Blogger actually pays its staff?