Christopher Lydon is a bit of a Boston institution. He’s been and continues to be a talk radio host, both locally and nationally and now online, both on public radio and commercial. He’s a college professor and is a fellow at Harvard Law School. He even ran for mayor of Boston in 1993.
So when he gives you a compliment, even a measured one, it’s pretty cool. In an article for the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth on Boston media and how the old ways are being challenged by the new, he lists his daily blog stops, including yours truly.
Jay Fitz was my introduction to Domenico Bettinelli Jr., a fascinating character. A self-described geek in his 30s, born in Jamaica Plain to a Russian-Jewish mother and Sicilian father, Bettinelli lives now in Salem, edits the Catholic World Report and blogs his own curious and plain-spoken version of an orthodox line on the Church’s troubles (with gay couples and adoption at the moment) at Bettnet.com (http://www.bettnet.com/blog).
Thank you Chris (and Jay) and welcome. I’ll take “fascinating” and “curious” as a compliment.