I’m having what I’ll refer to as an identity renaissance, so my mom and the two or three other people who stumble onto this blog may notice that my name has changed. I intend to make this a permanent, legal change, as soon as I can get it sorted out and have the cash for a new driver’s license, etc. I have a whole laundry list of reasons for doing this, some of them personal, some of them having to do with nothing more than vanity. So from here on out, I’m going to be Cassandra. It’s for the princess in Greek mythology who was granted the power of prophecy, but cursed so that her prophecies were never believed or taken seriously. I’ve felt for years that I have a lot in common with her. But you can call me Cassie.