Hi, folks. I thought I would give a brief introduction to myself before my first post. I'm TPB, host of Unbillable Hours. The gracious host of this site is off gallivanting in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, and asked me to do some sort effort to shock, titillate, and mystify you. I'm a lawyer, so titillation isn't exactly my forte, but I'll do my best. I'm also a long-time student of Jesuits, though, and that means that I'm burdened with what is likely an asinine interest in the classical world (pre-Middle Ages). So, you'll have to endure my view on reputation, and whuffie, through the eyes of men and women that died long before the days of Charlemagne and Barbarossa.