Peter A Goldsbury
Yes. I have seen the list you refer to and have also followed the discussion on the Aikido Journal website and plead Guilty as Charged. I think I discussed the issue in some detail in an earlier column.
I know. That's why the criticism was not originally directed your way, but rather at the "reporting chain" that inevitably takes a fender bender carwreck from the witness and makes it a vehicular mass murder by the sixth iteration. You just happened to illustrate the innocence and ease with which those kinds of errors occur.