(Fear of criticism in all its forms can be stifling so this is with thanks to mlewisredford and Dieu for sharing the boat...) Caveat—What follows is not given in offense. You are free to take it so if you must. What follows will, undoubtedly, give offense. You are free to leave it so if you must. Proviso—You have been warned. Imprimatur—I will offend. I will befriend. I will embarass myseIf. I have given myself permission to do this. I have given myself license for these bits of licentiousness. I have given my self to myself. It is what it is. There is no other way to say it. You are free to deal with it or not. You are free.