beth – I hope you’re right! (About spring coming, too.)

Larry – Getting off the mountain a bit more would probably help. Maybe my mill just needs more grist.

Harry – Like you, I’ll probably keep posting something no matter what. But I need to train myself to stop worrying that if I don’t post for two days in a row, all my readers will drift away.

Dick- Thanks. As a matter of fact, I’ll be gone from Thursday through Sunday, so we’ll see if that helps.

Teju – You’re right, I won’t. I’m afraid I’m more like Harry than I am like you in my approach to blogging and journal-keeping. I like this blog a lot; it gives me great pleasure to come here. It would feel almost like an act of murder to take it down.