so first, a general apology: i haven't been writing. i seem to have this idea that, along with writing, i need to have pictures. And to have pictures, i have to take pictures - which i do, with my Android phone. Problem is, my computer is a Mac, and whereas it *used* to be a joy and a whiz to download pics from my phone to this blog, this computerly illiterate tigger can't quite figure out how to make the sync work. So, i keep putting it off. i'm sorry. that's dumb.