Since I began my blog here several years ago I have had an amazing inundation of mistaken and erroneous comments about my life. I stopped printing comments about the blog, not because of the errors directed at me personally, but because of the vitriol and sexism and bigotry aimed at others who commented here. I warned everybody to stop with the accusations at others who commented here, but bigots and self-appointed judges have no control over their hatred, and thus I ended printing such anti-intellectual and hateful charges. The personal attacks at me continued, and the labeling of me and my life history found their way into e-mails to me. I print the following pieces of information about myself to show the bigots and the hate-mongers how wrong they are in what they perceive to be my background. This is my "life":
Born into a poor, white family...baptized and confirmed in what is today a United Methodist Church...attended a Lutheran college...worked summers and during the year while in college in foundries, driving a taxi, sold beer at the ballpark, janitor, referee, etc....taught high school in public and parochial schools...worked for the Lutheran Church...was vice-president of a Roman Catholic college...received a M.A. degree from a Jesuit university...did additional graduate work at a state university...never a member of any political party...have lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michgan, Kansas, Missouri, Virginia...I'm an associate member of an order of Catholic nuns...worked in Washington, D.C. but not for the government...headed a hospital foundation...served on the board of trustees of a Presbyterian college...etc.
I am not a Methodist, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, or Presbyterian.
I'm now prepared to hear more from the holier-than-thou judges and have them expose themselves with more errors of judgment concerning who I am and what I have done. Judge on, you hypocrites!
This is all wonderful therapy for me.