I'm not so much into the Zen approach, I'd rather give it a virtual pistol-whipping and see if it complies.
It's working as it should after a reboot though. I just wish that I could explain why it happened so I can prevent it in the future.
Thank you for the reply.
I should add that this isn't my only frustration with Rails so far. I'm just used to the ease of ASP.NET MVC and Visual Studio and having things pretty much handed to you. Basically, I'm out of shape.