October 2014 update:
For the first time in over 10 years of doing this, I’m breaking a personal rule and taking a post down. But I’m doing so in order to uphold another. Do our best to get things as right as we can.
After a nice conversation with somebody I believe and offers of every kind of proof under the sun, it’s pretty clear to me that while something happened, what was written here and elsewhere wasn’t it. At all. In fact, what I understand to be the truth would never have made it up here in the first place had the facts been clear.