Thanks to vowe, Bruce, and BenPoole, somehow we have Notes on the Mac running here. It wasn't entirely easy.
I've installed "Silk" for font smoothing (so thanks to AJP for suggesting that) and thus, Notes for Mac is underway. Replicating blog databases soon.
In the end, Notes on Mac is running for me, and it works fine. I'm creating local replicas of the blog databases. Now, I think it's time for a nap.