I must apologize to all our readers and my fellow contributors here for the intrusion of my cousin Cassie Pigeon in a recent post under my byline.
I had my extended family to a picnic on the Fourth, and my reward was Cousin Cassie somehow stole my passwords to this site and froze my computer. She is not terribly computer literate herself, but her son Lucius (also my guest) is good enough to have been expelled from UK for hacking a few years ago, and to work now as an internet security consultant. No doubt he made some time between the burgers and the watermelon to assist his mother.
As I had already told Mark Mitchell that I’d be taking the week off, I didn’t rush to get my computer fixed and was blissfully offline all week. (The thing still doesn’t work. I’m sending this from the library.) I only became aware that Cassie had intruded when Bill Kauffman called to ask me where Rome, Kentucky, was.
Cassie has informed us that Lucius will crash the site weekly for the rest of the summer if we take down her post, so in order not to inconvenience my kind colleagues here, who have worked so hard, I have asked our webmaster simply to let her ridiculousness stand. All I can say is I hope you won’t read it, for heaven’s sake don’t send her any money, and again, I apologize for her intrusion.