The story about me appeared in today's paper, very prominently placed on page three of the Ideas section (http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/03/22/a_talk_with_judi_chamberlain/)
Even though they spelled my name correctly in the story, I see it is spelled wrong in the url--grrrh! When I logged on a short while ago I see that there are already comments trashing my ideas, so I hope readers of this blog will (1) log onto http://boston.com and write their own comments, and (2) e-mail the story to others who may be interested.
At the same time, in another section of the paper, the Sunday Magazine, one of their regular columnists, Charles Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org) uses some really ugly language, including "wing nuts," "crazy," and "loony," to refer to the Holocaust-denying bishop the Pope recently brought back into the church. Coming at a time when President Obama was (quite rightly) called to task for a thoughtless comment on Special Olympians that he made on Jay Leno's TV show the other night, and for which he issued a public apology, I think this display of hate speech needs to be challenged. Bishop Williamson's views can quite accurately be described has hateful, evil, and just plain wrong (he says the Germans didn't kill Jews in gas chambers); "craziness" has nothing to do with it. The article can be found at http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/03/22/fissures_of_men/
I'm having a kind of rough day today, very short of breath and most comfortable back in bed with my bi-pap mask on. Both Marty and Ted have gone out, but I feel comfortable being alone, as I think I'm most likely to take a nap in a little while. Meanwhile, I feel really good about the thought of people all over the Boston area opening the paper and maybe getting their minds opened a little bit!