Apologies. I've been hurty and had a houseguest for a couple of days. I'll make one suggestion that you should go to Varifrank's place and read his post on Obama and failure. Sharp observations well made.
I'm unsure of return to regular posting. A punkin' carvin' (Ohh! Peggy Noonan would hate me for dropping those g's!) might lead to some picture posting. Fingers crossed.