Okay, so to the eleventy-one people who read this outpouring, I just want to reassure you that we are back up and running again. All systems ... umm... normal. Sure thing, as long as "normal" means "completely screwy as usual".
And by the way, I've been giving this some thought in the middle of the night while the world sleeps: I hate the word blog. Hate it. It "hangs in the sky," as the inestimable Douglas Adams once described, "in much the same way that bricks don't." Which is to say, it's an ugly, heavy, clunky word. Perhaps some blogs fit that description, but I'd like to think that this shining gem does not.
So, in honor of my self-important midnight musings, let's just go and call this an e-column from now on. Doesn't that sound nicer? Sort of professional and whatnot.
Stay tuned for our regularly scheduled e-columning in the coming days. (Cuz that's not clunky sounding at all!)