As much as I have enjoyed writing this blog in the past - I'm going to shut it down.
There are too many bugs that I can't fix. The RSS feeds no longer work. Every time I open this blog, my email program goes nuts. This has to do with the RSS feed somehow - but I don't know how.
It may have been infected with something - but I'm not able to correct it. So I'm going to do the right thing: back everything to disk before I delete it all.
My wordpress site - which hasn't been used much - doesn't have these problems.
However - Google has had time to work out the bugs and this site gets a lot of hits, even after being 'dead' for a year.