I have to admit I was a little bummed out about the rejection from the San Diego U-T’s blog roll. I even considered asking Patty to edit out the objectionable language from the Vietnam piece and asking the U-T to reconsider our blog based on the merit of the blog as a whole. This is difficult to do for one who is brought to knees and tears with visits to the Vietnam Memorial and whose entire graduating Ohio State University medical class in 1967, including a husband, was drafted into the military. That is, all but the seven women -- out of 150 total students. One hundred and forty three young doctors, many of whom served in Vietnam. My marriage was a casualty. I listened to a number of these young doctors returning from Vietnam recount the horrors of war from a perspective different from John’s, but it’s all much the same. I had my own form of survivor guilt from having escaped the draft while my friends and classmates of four years were left no choice.
Heather’s comment about the Lowcountry blogroll gives a perspective, but -- tell me, should an offer be made to the San Diego Union Tribune to edit John?