I didn't mean to take two days off from posting -- it just kind of happened, first because I didn't feel like updating on Monday and for some reason yesterday Blogger wasn't letting me publish anything. Weird. Anyhow, I'm back, sort of.
(And speaking of the Mozilla loading problem, I received an e-mail from Blogger today telling me that the tech folks are aware of the problem and working to fix it. They said that the solution is to hit "refresh" a few times, but that doesn't work within the Blogger interface itself, and in the case of the "publish" page, can actually result in multiple copies of the same post. Stay tuned.)