So... as you can (hopefully) see, I rejiggered the template. This has also sent the comments wonky. I apologize, especially to Rob at Crab Apple Lane, because we just seemed to iron out the problem he was having with the third-party commenting system, and now said system has gone bye-bye. Until I figure out what's going on, I've enabled the old Blogger comments system, with word verification.
In the interim, I already got about a dozen spam I had to delete. That was the big plus of the third-party system: spam was rigorously smoten. Here, not so much, probably not even with the word verify. I don't want to moderate, on the off chance that a conversation threatens to break out around here, so I will just deal with the spam on a slice-by-slice basis, and leave well enough alone otherwise.