To all my fellow bloggers:
It seems that having upgraded to the new "Beta" version has made it impossible to leave comments on, and I quote, "non-beta" blogs. So I am still reading your blogs each day, but please don't think I am ignoring you by failing to comment.
On the positive side, the upgrade has been very good for me. All of my previous woes with blogger have been resolved. I highly recommend an upgrade. It's free.
Keep on bloggin'!