I'd almost forgotten how to log on to Blogspot.
As some folks have commented, yes--the blog is shut down for the time being. I'm not quite ready to commit to officially shutting it down, but right now--and probably for the rest of the fall--I simply do not have the time or mental space to keep up with the writing.
The simplest answer is this: I started the blog to keep in practice with putting thoughts into words. I now write A LOT for my job. That need no longer exists. When another need arises, perhaps I will start writing here again. But right now, it's just not possible.
Things are good, they really are. But they have to be good somewhere else for a while.
Best to everyone.