So, I went to find a previous post this morning — and discovered that some demon had destroyed them all. Alas, I had neglected to acquire an anti-spam program quickly enough — or so I learned from a nice young man at GoDaddy. They were gone — poof! — though I still have versions in MS Word, so all is not lost.
And, interestingly, the anti-spam program is called Akismet, Arabic for fate. Or, It is written. Or not, as it happens.
However, my plan this morning to post a tribute to Elizabeth Allen, a noted New Jersey teacher of a century ago — someone whose comments on teachers and the pressures they face from people who know little about the work — will have to wait for another day.