Left Blank: Confessions of a Son of Hudson, Ohio

I run an association of professional speechwriters, and yesterday one of our members sent me an article about a 77-year-old Retired Lt. Colonel, Barnard Kemter, who was giving a speech on Memorial Day when somebody purposely cut off his mic.

“I’m sure you’ve already gotten this from multiple sources,” she said, “but the Ohio connection makes it irresistibly forwardable.”

In fact, the controversy arose in Hudson, my very hometown, where I’d just been written upearlier this week under the headline, “Homegrown Author Takes…