This is the first time I've had problems with Blogger and the only real downside was that I disappeared off the UUpdates aggregator. So if you haven't seen me here recently, that's the reason. It turns out that sometimes if one cuts and pastes from a Word document, Blogger has a meltdown---or something. Anyhow, UUpdates freaks (not John's fault) and you have to wait till a post cycle (20+ posts) completes before you're back on UUpdates. Bummer!
So this is a test message to see if deleting the offending post will speed things up.