Alison McKee (I am too upset at the moment to remember if it's one or two "l"s) has been one of my favorite voices on this list. Her considerable learning has obviously been grounded in experience, and the style with which she expresses her thoughts is as interesting as their content. I am deeply sorry to have contributed to the rancor that drove her from this list. Unfortunately, in my distress I deleted her message. I would like to be one of those who notifies her when this list returns to more civil and respectful forms of disagreement. I would be grateful if one of her friends would privately forward to me her e-mail address. Again, I seriously regret the distress I have contributed to on this list. Stephen Brophy Cambridge, Mass.