In certain circles the Knower of All Things is believed to know everything, maybe because he doesn't talk all that much. He says that people have been asking him for the inside story about Uncle Neil, which he won't share.
Not possessing the gift of omniscience attributed to the Knower, and seeing that the Oregonian is now getting around to covering the Goldschmidt story, I'm going to lay off of Uncle Neil and keep this blog Neil-free for a week or so. (And yes, I know that "Neil" and "free" don't often appear in the same sentence.) Besides, the Knower tells me that he's going to get to spend several days away from work with one of Goldschmidt's close business associates next week, though he doesn't promise to pass on what he may pick up.