Color me embarassed.
My co-pilot on this blog, Monsieur Cooke, just informed me of the more than passing resemblence between entry number 4 in this series and entry number 7 posted just yesterday.
I suppose this is as good a time as any, in the interests of my own defense, to inform visitors to this blog that Your Tom has been attending to his blogging responsibilities under some very bad weather indeed; a case of Pneumonia, to be exact, that I came down with over the weekend after it mutated from a case of influenza. It's a mild pneumonia, I'm told, but it's my first so the quality of my thinking isn't what it should be.
Just above this notice I'll be posting another #7 in this series, a different one, and deleting yesterdays.
My apologies to one and all and my thanks to Stephen for pointing it out.