A Personal Note:

Friends: one of those human crises that rise up and shatter the round of one's daily world has reared its head here, and I may be MIA a while longer. 

Meantime, many, many thanks for the bounty of kind words that you, gentle viewers, have left for me.  I am no good at all with Time, at least not in its finite, measured guise, as you who've written me and not yet heard a peep will have gathered. But rest assured I hoard all  you comments and questions, and you will eventually get an answer, antique though it may be...