"On the internet, no one knows you're a dog."
That, of course, is part of the fun.* With a blog, you can pretend to be a circus acrobat, a gourmet cook, a Formula One driver, or a pompous, overbearing, know-it-all of a Christian college professor.
Well, sometimes you don't have to pretend.
But our subject is the recent spate of postings from one "fiona." More than one gentle reader has inquired as to the actual identity of this mysterious figure with the lower-case name of a Scottish lassie.
We have decent guesses as to the real-life identities of our most frequent commentators, but this one is a complete mystery. We'd leave it such, but 'fiona' has something more to say than some. We are intrigued.
So, "fiona," feel free to identify yourself by whatever means you find convenient and comfortable. Or not. This is, after all, the internet.
*Of course, we acknowledge that the "fun" becomes a threat when middle aged men pretend to be teenaged boys in chatrooms with teenaged girls or shadowy figures pretend to be former government officials in developing countries looking for a convenient checking account in which to deposit huge sums of money for a couple of days. In case there's any doubt, SWNID endorses absolutely no forms of predation or fraud, on the internet or otherwise, and does not consider such things "fun."