If 40yo wrote a phoney journal : So what. To quote DB In any case, it's not as if anybody bought anything. If it was a gag, he put an awful lot of time and thought into it. --Db 40yo you should be writing for a living if are not already. Well thought out and a very smooth delivery, made for an interesting thread. Fooled some people but didn't harm anyone. If you believed him, and I did, you shouldn't be embarrassed, he didn't ask for any money and no one was going to offer it. Being cynical to a point is healthy, all he got were words of kindness and was offered encouragement, and those traits in people are admired, regardless of being the point of a joke. A whole lot better than the bashing you'll read here. And if you caught on to the joke.....so what. I'd like to ask 40yo, if the journal was phoney, what was the point? If not phoney, why the silence?