I am writing to comment on slanderous references to me, communicated by individuals who do not know me. Since I live by Eleanor Roosevelt's assertion, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people," I will not honor ad hominem attacks with words in kind. I can only state that people who engage in defamation against someone with whom they are not acquainted (or, much less, apprehend the facts, which they do _not_ take time to verify) do nothing more than waste time and fill a pitiable void in their own lives. I wish them well, while categorically refuting their falsehoods.
Stephie Pahlavi Zan