Sun just came up, and though it's not white, the ground is a nice sienna..almost rosy color. Of course, a bit later, it will be shades of umber and grit...but that's later.
As for the geocities sites, I'm already starting the process of getting my signiture on file with them, to hasten the editing/removal of nefarious homepages, since the ones I've seen so far do not include a valid email. One that really threw me for a loop was when I found 'Incurable Romantic' at blackplanet and migendre...27 instances! At migendre, it was circulating as a guestbook signature of about 7 people, one of whom changed the title but left the body intact. Since those two sites are owned by the same corporation, that's where my email went. Hope to hear something back from them by next week, or the first week of January, on the outside.