I took off from these into a little diatribe of my own, but the cosmic powers that enable (or disable) that sort of thing decided that Firefox had 'encountered an error and must shut down'. When I got it back, Firefox had saved everything for me, except the text of that post.
Hmmmmm... I'll take that as a sign ; )
Go outside; enjoy the sunshine; and remember the words to Julie Gold's song, From a Distance:
'From a distance you look like my friend,
even though we are at war.
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for.'
Here's a link to all the lyrics - just one of many.