Ugh. Thanks to some new and horrific change my webhost made this evening, a good part of my site - namely, the part built through Movable Type - has completely disappeared. I have no idea what happened but for now, this is all you get.
Maybe today is a good idea to start over. Careful what you wish for, Witold.
[p.s. strange. when i created and published this post, it fixed everything. everything!!! i will not take it down, though, for it is a part of history. the part that paints me out to be a crazy, disgruntled creep.]