Actually, the blog archives from my previous site turn out not to have survived the transition to the Atlantic's new site. This too should be remedied in a few days. Anyhow no one should be reading (or writing) blog material on Memorial Day Weekend. I will be enjoying it in Xiamen, China, looking across the straits to the islands that once were known as Quemoy and Matsu. Happy vacationing to those in the U.S., with appropriate honors and respect to American's fallen servicemen and those who continue to fall.