Folks, I'm sorry to say my computer has caught the flu. I'll call in the computer doctor and see what can be done, but it looks as though I won't be posting for a while.
Meanwhile, if you're desperate for something to read, there is an archive of more than 600 old columns over there on the right. Just click on the arrows and you'll find the way. Or, if you have a particular subject in mind, scroll down to the bottom of this long page and click on anything that tickles your fancy.