(Not to be confused with fast food.)
My computer is doing weird things, having a hissy fit, interrupting every two seconds---
which made it much easier for me to shut it and go back to the printouts of earlier entries, editing and choosing what might constitute The Book.
What is so striking to me, as I read, tissues at hand, is the kindness, warmth, generosity, wisdom and loving support I have received from all of you during this time.
I am so very grateful.

Nope, I've gotta shut down:  the stuff this Mac is doing is too weird and obstructive.
I will call for HELP! and hope it is better by tomorrow night.