Tom you never fail to impress me. The fact you will stand up and make a public apology is the sign of a good guy. The fact you are not afraid to admit your mistakes makes you a great human.
Mistakes are learning opportunities
You were the first writer who inspired me to aim high. Shannon has now enhanced those dreams. Both of you, and many more writers, regardless of gender, have a place on Medium.
I look forward to reading your posts for many years to come.