David Diano and Me
Mr. Diano's letter can be found here.
The column can be found here. Readers can judge for themselves whether Diano fairly characterizes the tone and arguments of the column.
That said, this should be too.
Diano is a regular and avid reader of this blog and we used to post his comments quite frequently. But when his remarks became too intemperate and insulting for my taste his posting privileges were revoked.
That, however, hasn't stopped him from attempting to post anonymously, under phony names and identities and under the names of other regular posters.
He has vowed, under his own name, in numerous e-mails to "crush" or otherwise drive this blog from cyberspace and he has even mentioned that he has a secret plan to get me fired.
If calling me names and mischaracterizing my work is part of this grand strategy, well then (yawn) I'm not too worried.
But Diano's obsessive interest in me is starting to border on the creepy. (It definitely creeps out my wife.)
He's starting to remind me of the Glenn Close character in Fatal Attraction ("I'm not gonna' be IGNORED, Dan!")
And we never even dated.
Maybe his success in getting a Letter to the Editor published will help him "move on" to more productive pursuits.
Somehow though, I doubt it.