Sid Hartman has always played by his own rules -- however convoluted and homerish they have been at times -- so it's no gigantic surprise that at age 85, he has run afoul of an ethical problem at the Strib. Not surprisingly, he's basically unbowed and unapologetic. Whatever. I never particularly liked the guy in my limited dealings with him. It's not like he's going to "repent" over this.