Thanks for the notes about the issues with comments and such guys, but I've been suffering internet trouble all week.
If I didn't know better I'd think that the US was suffering some type of unreported cyber attack that the internet companies have been instructed not to talk about.
Whatever the reason things are screwed up on the blogging end and that's why its been so sporadic. I've been sifting thru all kinds of Google help forums looking for answers and I've ran so many anti-malware/virus scans on my devices that it isn't funny....so stand by....be patient...just plain deal.
Hopefully this gets fixed soon.