I have an odd little quirk of OS X to report and hopefully figure out.
A while ago, like a couple of months, I had to force quit the Finder to
get out of a sticky mess that I created. I relaunched it just fine, and
while it hasn't given me any problems (or vice versa) lately, I have
noticed that it isn't "running" in the dock. There is no little black
triangle under the Finder icon in the dock. And when I right-click on
the Finder's dock icon, I see a greyed out message that says "Finder
Not Running." ...