Well, ‘tis official, I’ve given up on GeddyJS. My original foray started out very polite and good and productive. But in the end, I had to walk away to something that was more ‘node’. Here's how it went down, step by step.
tl;dr: Geddyjs is RoR without the large community. Expressjs is a set of simple tools to get stuff done. I am learning this the stupid way.