We got hacked.

As best as we know, a very well organized group of Chinese cyber-criminals successfully infiltrated thousands of WordPress sites over the past several weeks, turning them — this site included — into unwitting spambots.

Thanks  to Kivi Leroux Miller for the heads up and to Heather Gardner-Madras for the rapid fix, we are back up and hacker free.  We’ll be upgrading to a more secure version of WP, possibly later this week, but meanwhile, all seems well.