For the time being the blog will be closed. What happened is I went back to work after being retired for four years and have found it a bit overwhelming. I suppose I might adjust and get back in the saddle, but I'm not sure. One reason I hesitate is that I've enjoyed the break too much.
I would like to thank all who've participated. Even my most antagonistic commenters have earned a warm place in my heart, believe it or not.
For now, I wish you all the best.