Sorry for the delay. Things are getting back on track. It seems I really have lost all my comments, which is tragic, but I'm still checking out some options and I still am considering just using the opportunity to have a general blog redesign. We'll see.
By the way, I had to change the code. I don't know that it matters, but if you read through an RSS reader, you may need to update the site feed for comments and for the blog itself. TBA.
In the meantime, enjoy The Japanese Tradition: