What a tempest in a teapot. Or in this case, a tempest in a walled compound.
I received an email from Christian Kerodin, who I believe is the founder (or organizer or whatever) of The Citadel. He wrote concerning one of the comments left on the blog post, which contained what he says are unfounded accusations about his wife. He asked me to either redact the offensive line from the comment, or remove the entire comment itself.
Since Blogger does not allow me to alter comments (I can only approve or delete them), I’ve removed the comment in question. Because here’s the thing: I don’t want this whole Citadel issue dissolving into a “He said / she said” kind of argument on my blog. This isn’t the place for it. I don’t know much about The Citadel, much less Mr. Kerodin’s wife’s reputation, and frankly I don’t have the time or interest to find out.
But one thing’s for sure: I have no intention of getting drawn into other peoples’ battles. At least, not this battle. As the saying goes, this isn't the hill I'm willing to die on.