I will not be able to update the blog for the rest of the day. I ask as a favor from Lucia, Fatima, Ahmad, Irish Eyes, Datta, Steven Rix (the list is not complete by any means) to please supply links to good items of news and to commentaries in the comments section. I would appreciate that immensely. I will resume updating tomorrow.
Thanks to all the contributors (spammers not included) who, through their supplied links, more than made up for my inability to update yesterday.