Apologies are in order. I had somehow, unwittingly, enabled the "moderate comments" feature in Blogger. This resulted in all comments being sent to my email for approval. Unfortunately, it was directed to an email box that I do not frequently check (blame it on the spam).
I have changed this setting and all comments should now be appearing directly. I am trying to get thru the comments and requests (now scattered over a month's period) . So if you were wondering where your post went, it was resting in my inbox.