I logged on this evening around 6 pm to find that I had passed away! First, let me say that Iím deeply sorry for what appears to be the act of a very troubled young man who was a former student. I am also deeply honored by some of the comments shared. I almost didnít make this post because of embarrassment, but feel a responsibility to set things right sooner versus later. Hereís what weíve been able to discern thus far. It appears that a former student hacked my account (Iím not sure thatís the correct term given he used my laptop computer) and made the post in retaliation for a less than stellar grade given last semester. The irony is that the course was on social deviance, pathology and current trends in treatment. I canít say much more about his situation; there may be punitive repercussions and Iíve been advised to consider legal action. While Iím deeply troubled by the pain this young man may have caused, Iím even more troubled by the internal turmoil that must exist within him. So, once again, I am truly sorry that people I respect were put though something rather unpleasant because of my relationship with another person.
I think Iíll take a few days away from all internet activity and try to think through this whole thing.