Friday, April 10, 2015

Opua: differing opinions

        Three readers have written recently to tell me that in the letters section of the current LATITUDE 38, pages 20-22,  Webb Chiles is called both a misguided fool and a national hero.  
        Actually the man who calls me a fool doesn’t know my name and isn’t certain what kind of boat I’m sailing, but has an opinion anyway.
        I replied to one correspondent:

        It goes with the territory.
        On the other hand, it is a point of law that one is entitled to be judged by one’s peers.  I don’t have any.