It's been a while (over 150,000 hits here and far far more on tripod) and my HTML capability has improved so the ol' home page is getting a bit of a facelift! In addition this site is undergoing a revision so as to bring it up to date with current tabbed browsers and generally faster average service. No more popping a new page on each link for slow browsers to load in the background. Given the size this site has grown to over the years this will be an evolutionary process. I ask you please bear with me while this goes on.