Crab apples! Let a little month or two go by and whee-you, you get an earful. I am now ensconsed in Pleasantville, NY, assistant-editing my days away in beaverish fashion. This is the briefest of news in capsule form. My iMac is on the road (I think) via the USPS and will arrive (I think) presently. Once that blessed day comes to pass, I will reenter my bloggish ways in earnest (I think). 'Til then . . . well, 'til then we're stuck with this kind of thing.