Hadn’t planned on this, but something, maybe in the latest WordPress upgrade, kind of broke my old theme, causing pages (but not posts) to only appear after you scrolled down past all the stuff in the left navigation bar. Which made it look like you’d come to a blank page. That wasn’t okay, and I proved it wasn’t anything I changed (reverted suitable files from backups).
So, time to customize one of the stock styles. I’ll probably fiddle with it for the next month, but I’ve turned it on now .