I came up with this when atheists like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens launched their attack on all things religious a few years ago. At first, not being faithful to any particular religion myself, I thought it was good to finally hear from the non-believing peanut gallery.
But then I read reviews and parts of each book and felt a little conflicted.
On one hand, I liked their pluck and their willingness to express what many people think but would never think of saying. They all were pretty articulate and even entertaining in their own ways. But they each expressed their faith in no-faith with a snarky certainty that rubbed me the wrong way. I thought, "There's got to be a better answer to this age-old conflict than this". "Faith in Good" is my answer. If you'd like to find out more, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009
As you can tell, I'm still trying to figure out how to make this blog work. Since I'm not a techie and don't want to spend my life writing html code, I'm trying to work around the blog format to create something a little more visually eclectic and less text-based than most blogs, but it ain't easy.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. I'm so happy and grateful for the genius of those techies who created and developed the internet and the blogging system that I feel a little guilty saying anything but words of high praise.
I just want to let you know that I recognize the glitches in my blog and plan to work them out as I go along. Lucky for me, most of the folks who are discovering the blog seem to like the idea and content enough to bear with me. And since I finally got enough nerve to tackle trying to add a counter to my site about a week ago, (Google Analytics) I found out I'm getting visitors from 10 countries. World domination can't be too far away.
In the meantime, I'm going to use my actual posts to just touch base now and then and to add key words so that search engines can find the covers, titles and stuff I'm posting. OK?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I've tried my best to avoid this book. It just seemed too easy. But, with the sudden visibility of the semi-secret society I spent most of my adult life making a living in, I think I might as well join the fray(ed). This is a memoir of sorts, since I plan to talk about the last 40 or so years of my life, but don't expect a lot of James Frey or Jason Blair type stuff. I like to keep my private parts private.
But, when it comes to the suddenly popular adgame, it'll be no-holds barred. I plan to be one of the first insiders who tells what really goes on (as opposed to books like Confessions of an Advertising Man, written as a giant ad for its writer and his ad agency). I see BladMan as more like the Valachi Papers - you know, like a made man in the Mafia ratting out his crew for the good of the larger society. But I don't feel any shame because they turned on me first, when I tried to make the ad world safe for diversity.
It's a long story. But, as one of advertising's first broadcast phrases first advised, "Please stay tuned".