i would not have been able to do what you have done, my friend. you've shown a lot more maturity than those who've accused and defamed you. methinks they lack mirrors in their own homes and offices to realize that ~ or they just need a new prescription for their glasses. to hold up the white flag for reasons greater than your own... *hugs* r e s p e c t ..nothing short of that!
had i been in your shoes... my teeth would've been worn to the gums from the gnashings, my eyes would've rolled to timbuktu from the image of "integrity and excellence" portrayed by various people involved.. well anyway, this pic i found strikes a certain harmony with my sentiments ~