PS, dear reader---I forgot to write that I have left one of the "Thinking Blogger" awards in reserve: for my friend, Lots Of, should he ever decide to enter the blogosphere.
I've been informed by Lots Of's intellect, wit, and word-craft for some time, and been the better for it.
As Martha says, it's a good thing.
Thank you, Lots Of. I'll hold onto it for you: maybe get it silk-screened onto a necktie in the interim?