The Daily Item's Joe Deinlein wrote a really nice summation of my 1 1/2 hour meeting with the DI's editorial board yesterday. HOWEVER, at the very beginning he got a fact wrong -- the resulting image will sear itself into people's imaginations, I'm afraid, making it hard for them to take in the rest of Joe's excellent reporting.
For anyone who is reading this, I WAS NOT WEARING A "DANCE COSTUME" WHEN I WAS ASSAULTED IN PORTLAND, OREGON (not Seattle) IN THE EARLY 80's. I had been to a dance concert, and was nicely dressed (corduroys and a sweater, maybe?), but I wasn't wearin' no tutu. Still, I'm thinking of wearing a tutu to my next public appearance, just to show I can take a joke.
The point of my story was that I knocked the thug down and got away, but wish I had stopped to teach him a lesson so he wouldn't attack others who maybe couldn't defend themselves. Now I'm feeling kind of like the DI's coverage implies, "If he was wearing a dance costume out in public, he was asking for it..."