turns out, it may be a setting choosen by the blog author. so i ask a small favor of my fellow bloggers: if you have a blog thru blogspot, double check that your site feed setting is to full.
just go to your 'customize' page , click on the settings tab, then click on site feed and choose "full" from the drop down menu.
you took the time to type out your post, i just want to read it....
thanks in advance!