Today I was accused of being a "Health Department stooge". Sigh. I don't even know where to begin. If only these people could see me in the morning when I wake up, tired and fuzzy headed; close my eyes in the shower I don't want to leave; scrabble for an unladdered pair of stockings and water my basil plant in stockinged feet perhaps they'd understand I'm not part of any kind of vast conspiracy, just a kinda sleepy journalist trying to do my job. And then perhaps they'd fuck off.