My apologies for my two month absence. My relatively new computer (nine months old) died on me and has only returned in operating condition to me today.
I have not been entirely without internet access, but it has been limited to short excursions to get and reply to essential e-mails. I don't suppose this two month period will be sufficient to change my habits, but I did get a lot more reading done, more walks in the woods, more conversations with my wife and friends. I should take it as an instruction to limit my use of the internet to the priority areas, of which this is one.
I am back and will make efforts to fill in the gap and keep people up to date.