In case you haven't noticed, my efforts here have become more and more abbreviated. I'm working under terrific time constraints, not much helped by the fact that my Internet connection is not. I hope that beginning about a week from now, I'll begin doing a better job. In the meantime, I'm having an awful time. My latest catastrophe is comical -- or at least I'll think so in retrospect -- but right now feels extremely consequential.
Meanwhile, the comments to Reality Chex have been a great help -- not just the links some of you have provided, which are much appreciated -- but the jokes!
Yesterday, a realtor came to my house. He noticed the chop saw on the porch & said, "Oh, I see you have someone helping you with the fixing-up." "No," sez I, "That's my chopsaw. I was installing baseboard in the dining room." Nonetheless, as a feminist, I must say that there are times it is essential to have a man around the house. Which I don't. I need a fella today.
Also, the people at McDonalds are signing Christian songs this morning. Lovely. Maybe we need some swell atheist hymns, so I could interrupt a la "Casablanca":