I suddenly remembered that in my discussion of sin and suffering in "The Curse," I wrote: "Let's say my cocaine habit caused Ingrid's disabilities." I told Stein that I never used cocaine--that was a hypothetical example. "Well," he said, "you should have said it differently then, because some readers might have stopped reading your blog after that."
So to all you readers who were offended: COME BACK!!! I DIDN'T EVEN USE TYLENOL DURING MY PREGNANCIES!! AND I'VE BEEN OFF METH FOR YEARS! ;) (Hopefully they heard me across the blogosphere.)
Thank goodness for test readers!