to the sad red earth. Next week, the blog will be undergoing a significant upgrade, rendering the site more muted in its redness and vast in its earthiness, and producing no effect whatsoever on its sadness. It will also have more bells and whistles, because blogger, musical in his tastes if not in his talents, likes bells and whistles. His Holy Blogmaster informs that as of this Monday, the site may need to go offline for a couple of days as we make the switch. There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. I will soon return control of the blog to me.