Did not see @PaulWalters response, thanks! Your two responses are what I was looking for. Of course, it doesn’t help they are kind of diametrically opposed.
I was using nvALT (I’ve tried SimpleNote), but I think I’m going to just stick with Bear for now. Though I like the idea of using Day One. I had been trying that out but didn’t think of it as a “notes app” even though, really, it has all the attributes of a great note taking app. Including a menu bar quick-add feature. Hmmm…maybe time to revisit that!