My original use of the page was primarily for my students; I was one of the first teachers in NYC to be using the Web for homework that was submitted using forms, and creating and posting PowerPoint presentations of the classwork for absentees. I ultimately created a complete "distance," or "independent learning experience" system in the school. The first, I was told, in the city. I never got much credit for any of the work I did, but I did get to teach one less class and leave early.
The low esteem the other male teachers felt for me was surprising, or maybe not: just about all of them had become teachers to avoid the draft and Vietnam, and here I was, the Vietnam survivor, and USAF pilot, and I rubbed that in: had my Tiger Shot on my classroom closet door.
The only good thing about teaching was getting to reach out to the kids and help them, and yes, they really did wait on line to get into my classes. Long time ago.
There is a memorial for our beloved Mopsey and Rufus at the beginning of the Dogs and Cats page, she was wonderful and Rufus and I miss her very much. Now Rufus is gone too, and I have Rufus Braveheart II.
I have also put up a photo display of NYPD photos of 9-11, for those whose memories are short.