If you had some sort of proof Maura was alive and well, and needed a life "do over" would you expose her?
We've been going back-and-forth a bit on the particulars, but the simple answer is, no, I would not expose Maura or her whereabouts.
So, Maura, if you're out there and following along, let me again say for the record, if you have reason to hide, I have no interest in exposing your location or current name. I think what everyone wants here is to know you're alive and well. Until then, this disappearance looks like a crime, or even a possible murder.
But how do you go about proving someone is alive and well?
I suppose one could email me a photograph with a current newspaper, some sort of explanation for running away and staying hidden, and details only Maura would know.
I don't think she would contact you directly.
Have you ever made it clear that her safety matters to you?
Of course, Maura's safety is paramount and should be. If we knew she was alive and well, there really would be no more reason for this blog, right?
I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org