I have to apologize for teasing some of my relatives for not being able to post a comment to this blog. Some of us were rather merciless since WE could do it and THEY could not. Turns out the incompetence is at Blogger. Since several folks were having the same problem, as did I now and then when I did some testing, I checked out the Discussion section of Blogger and found that many bloggers were having the same problem. Despite all of the brainpower at Google, they suggested a work-around rather than fixing the problem. I changed the Comments format, and everything appears to be working at the moment. [Maybe it's time to migrate to WordPress ;-]
So - if you had tried to comment and your words of wisdome disappeared into the ether, please give it another shot!
Thanks - your Boulder Curmudgeon