As mentioned earlier, there have been some irregularities in the voting for our little contest, which have made it difficult, if not impossible, to fairly pick a winner. I cannot prove who was behind this mess and I do try to think the best of people, so I will not disqualify anyone.
Several of the authors from the contest suggested that they, the participants, should be able to determine the winner and I believe this to the correct course of action at this point.
So, authors (and only the authors please), post a comment on this post giving your first, second, and third choice for the winner. Tomorrow morning I will tabulate this and we might finally have a winner, albeit probably too late to receive the prize in time for Valentine’s Day, which which I am sorry.
And thank you for your participation. Despite this mishegoss at the end, I hope you enjoyed this competition.