Normally, in this journal--save for dances in Steelhead and Caledon, and particular events in similar vein--I don't use real names. Granted, my sense of anonymizing verges on the absurd and transparent--still, it's my choice, and generally, I try to hold to it.
This is an exception to my personal guidelines.
Having spoken at length on many topics with Major Erasmus Margulis, we have come to the conclusion that there simply isn't enough personal verification of any potential wrongdoing for me to continue to hold any grievance against his cousin, Miss Lavendar Beaumont.
I am therefore retracting my considered, but perhaps nonetheless ill-chosen words, to and about Miss Beaumont in recent blogs.
I forthwith apologize for any harm my participation in this incident may have dealt her. I should remember, very few are like me, and view controversy as a desired thing.
My thanks to anyone wandering by for your understanding. We now return you to your train wreck in progress.