To explain the odd, old posts below, I'm editing and republishing old stuff in a desperate attempt to unblock myself. I've been trying to get back in the groove for months, only able to occasionally blurt out something, writhing inwardly as the world churns on in fascinating horror. Maybe I'm just overwhelmed. It's probably that I don't really have that much to say, and I don't like repeating myself. Anyway, there's the explanation that wasn't requested by a reader who isn't there.