I am finally back and I have mostly climbed on top of the hosting and web attack issues we have been having. I honestly think site performance will be better, at the cost of a bit of caching that might delay new posts for a few minutes.
Many thanks to the Young Republicans of Dekalb County who hosted a fun event in Atlanta. I particularly enjoyed meeting Don Boudreaux, whose writing I have admired for some time. Hopefully they will have a video of the talk I can post soon.
Over the next few days I am playing with site widths to try to overcome some problems displaying on certain mobile devices. I have been told I should give up and restart with a mobile-friendly newer template but statements like that are just raw meat, making it more likely I bang my head against the older template to try to make it work.