It looks like we are looking at a complete wipe and rebuild of The Courtesan Connection in order to clean up the mess caused by constantly recreating the Categories, Pages, and Links.
I am confirming with WordPress.com that this means the blog will essentially go back down to nothing. However, we will be able to reload all the previous posts and comments from the archive file we have off stored off line.
Once this is confirmed with WordPress, the rebuild will happen shortly there after. We expect The Courtesan Connection to be down for about a day, probably less.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but this will be of help for the long term health of the blog.