An intriguing suggestion from one of my work buddies (Hi, Cheryl! Thanks!) to solve my database problem: Manuscript Tracker, from Quick Brown Fox. Screenshots look nice, and the price is right. Free is good. Hopefully it still runs under the latest Mac OS X (what is that now? Snow Leopard? Black Panther? Cosmic Sphinx? I can never keep those straight) and then I'll be on to the next nuisance. Putting all the old data in there.