Dear Mr. K,
I was a bit dismayed last night at Norman’s when comments that I had posted here were brought to my attention. I was a little upset to have been “outed”. Enough so that I seriously considered resigning my position as moderator and stepping away from this site forever.
I don’t hide the fact that I post under Durins Bane but I also don’t go around with it tattooed on my forehead either. For me to answer questions honestly about schools and teaching I have always felt that it is best that folks don’t know who I am oustide this site…especially in Kaohsiung. I certainly don’t want to be the topic of conversation at one of my favorite drinking holes. I don’t need people coming to where I work and giving me a bad time because I bad mouthed their school or whatever. We all know that pair of nutters down the street from my main school. I bad mouth them all the time and I would not put it past them to visit me. Though it would give me great pleasure to paddle their fat asses right out my front door.
This is the one place where I am free to speak my mind and if you go around announcing who I am in real life you take that freedom away from me.
I hope that you can respect my wishes that when I am not on this site I am known by my real name, Rupert von Teflon, and not Durins Bane. Thanks.