Howard Rachinski commented on the blog disputing my claim that he hired an "investigator". I want to give him a chance to make his point.
Dear Justin & JP,
This is Howard Rachinski (really). It has come to my attention you have "informed" your fellow bloggers that I have hired an "investigator". In addition, a few of your bloggers apparently have found it a real delight to take some "shots" at me. How delightful…So…to set the record straight and to help all your fans from getting ulcers, I thought it best to "blog in"…First of all, I have not "hired a PI". In fact, I think that’s totally hilarious!!! Whatever could you have been thinking of???
I feel rather sorry that you had to compromise your perspective by spreading such a blatant lie. So, for all those "Howard" haters out there…you are out of luck. I haven’t done any such thing. And, Henri, you should know better than that!!!
Secondly, to help pacify all those cries of outrage for that "hideous relative connection", my wife’s father and Donna Lasit’s grandmother are "brother & sister". Oh perish the thought… I can’t imagine what all your "outcriers" will do when they discover that we are all related…to Noah…to Adam…Please don’t have a heart attack.
Thirdly, dear JiminyCricket, ficm, and other "anonymous" contributors, please don’t lose any more sleep over my clothes, my hair or my choral conducting. Did that make you really feel better to "diss" me or CCLI? You don’t even know me. You don’t even know my company. You don’t even know how many homes and families we have helped. But, I guess you must have really felt better, huh???
Finally, Justin and JP. I’m surprised. I was one of your "supporters" through Temple Christian, through basketball – giving you encouragement where possible. I’m surprised…because you could help cultivate positive changes…you could make a difference…you could help…So…I’ll keep encouraging you to do so…If you, JP or any of your other "contributors" want to talk…let me know…But, please, don’t stoop to the lowest possible level of irascibility.You guys are so much better than that!!!
The person Howard hired may not have been a "private investigator", but I stand by claim that Howard hired someone to research and investigate JP and I.
Also, I’ve got nothing against Howard Rachinski. I don’t really know him. I did play basketball with his son and he was a pretty cool guy.
Update 1/24: To thank Howard for offering his opinion, I would like to give his company Songtouch a plug. Last year, when someone told me Howard was starting an online music company for Christian Artists, I remember thinking, "Genius! Why didn’t I think of that." There’s a reason Howard is successful and it isn’t his fancy coat-of-many-colors suit.