Turns out that I didn't have as ready access to the 'net while I was travelling last week as I'd expected to. Oh well. I was able to pass through some comments and have noted them to come back to. A couple will likely wind up in bit bucket on grounds of being content-free. (If nothing else, a comment should betray that the author has read the post commented upon.)
This week and next include more bouncing around, so it may be a while before I get fully caught up and back to normal flow.
On the other hand, once I do get caught up, you'll have a chance to see a Sequoia picture or two, and some posts that have been percolating in the back of my mind.