Gentle readers, you may rest assured that the visual assault of broken image tags is not intentional!
My ISP, who also happens to host some of the template images for this blog, upgraded "technical platforms" and has encountered a number of issues since the change. Their transition work is expected to continue until the end of next week, so, unfortunately, the aesthetic quality of this website will be in flux until (a)
my ISP has completed their upgrade or (b)
I can scare up some copies of the missing images and change the template.
Sorry for any searing of the cornea that this fugly blog may have caused.