I believe you are right about that. She is very talented but other factors do need to be considered when making such a prestigious appointment.

As a side question: I would SO MUCH APPRECIATE IT, Denise, if you would tell me how you got that little envelope to come up on your profile page. Try as I might, I cannot get that to come up on mine!

I hope I don't seem presumptuous to ask you for your help with this! It's just that you seem so kind and helpful, I will ,like Blanche DuBois in The Street Car Named Desire, hope for the kindness of strangers!

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.