Over the past week or so I’ve developed a tricky throat. It has been really dry and lately got a little sore, and then, by today, it just kind of quit. Every other word was audible. Now I know what teenage boys go through: will a sound come out or not? Of course, my activities this week will put a bit more pressure on the sound coming out: I’m being observed in my teaching. Twice. What happens when a usually prolix and more-than-audible instructor finds herself voiceless? Well, I found I could still sing a little in church this morning. But only notes below middle C. And only when I concentrated very hard. Perhaps I could sing my way through class . . .