Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 12:27 PM
Subject: its me, LDM
I guess there has been some speculation on your part that I was a UWAnd thus, it turns out that LDM is not anybody I know personally. Barring some truly spectacular mindgame, he really is, as he says, somebody who just stumbled across my blog last October or so and has been commenting ever since.
student. You were on-target when you noted the time discrepancy in posts. I
shall remain a reader of your Blog, which by the way , is top-notch and one
of the better ones going. Congrats again on your upcoming sojourn to
Harvard ! Best Regards, [name]
I'm not going to reveal his name, out of a strangely awed respect for somebody keeping up such an elaborate practical joke for such a long period of time. Besides, of course, what would it mean to tell you somebody's name when it is not somebody you would know? So you could Google him too, and find out that he went to high school here? Or that he works in one of these offices?
Blogs are a funny thing, you know. So is Google, for that matter.
Incidentally, I've said a couple times that I had a prime suspect for who LDM was. I never actually believed LDM was somebody in Wisconsin Sociology. What I thought was that it was this other person who used to read my blog and e-mail me very regularly who then mysteriously disappeared into the e-ther, not that long before LDM arrived on the scene. Now that I know that LDM isn't her, I wonder what did ever happen to her. I suppose she just got bored. Or maybe she dropped dead one day at her keyboard. I'd really have no way of knowing.