THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON APRIL 23, 2014. IT IS BEING REPUBLISHED FOR RELEVANCY TODAY.
I received a call from a reporter [CAROLYN LOCHHEAD] at a national newspaper [SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE], which will remain nameless until I see if she actually uses anything from the interview with me, and if she quotes me honestly. This was a newspaper to which I've sent a few editorials and letters to the editor, which never saw the light of day. I have a file of 50 different such submissions to American newspapers, none of which ever got acknowledged or published.