My week’s vacation is nearly over and BIRD will have content ready by tomorrow morning.
Unfortunately, what I have to write about is about plagiarism — or, to be kind, “uncredited, unauthorized use of my original published material” — by a popular blogger and media personality. I hate that this happens, I hate to have to report it, I really, really hate that it’s a case of theft of original work, and by a media personality who has gained popularity by being a darling of issues of verity and moral outrage. Someone I have always, consistently, written of and about in admiration and support; but, my website stats do reveal a pattern of behavior — as does the resulting outcome afterward — of theft of my original material, republished for profit elsewhere by this person and affiliated.
The world of who is trustworthy and who isn’t continues to change. Not like it hasn’t always, however, just sad to discover theft by someone, revealing their involvement in craft.