I’m finishing the rewrite of my Nothing Sacred book over the next 8 days; sorry for the slower-than-usual posting schedule, here. I thought I’d share one of the newer ideas that occurred to me as I spoke in Germany and Croatia. It has to do with scalability, and the difference between revolution and renaissance. I […]   read more »

Croatia Rules

I just wrote a thousand word post and lost it. Argh. No time to rewrite the whole thing. Not today – so very sorry. Basically, I wrote that Croatia was great. I gave one of my best talks ever there, at a Drama Academy. And it wasn’t my fault that it was so good. It […]   read more »

In Croatia now

Hiya, I’m in Croatia now. It’s nice here – but a bit hot, and I’m exhausted from a day of arguing with German journlaists. Everyone here wants to talk and party. I’m just too exhausted to oblige, and I have two talks to do here that I want to save my energy for. My host […]   read more »

Posting from Hamburg

Hey all. I’m posting from Hamburg, with jetlag and a German keyboard layout. Pardon the mess. Just delivered a talk to around 500 people – mostly marketers. I was supposed to talk about youth culture. I told them to stop thinking about youth culture so much and to grow up. The problem is that adults […]   read more »

Jews in Utah

I have trouble focusing, sometimes. I think it’s because I’m not too good at ignoring whatever is really going on. It’s like when somebody takes me to ‘lunch’ to talk about his or her career goals. When I’m eating lunch, I get completely distracted by the lunch, itself. And all the people in the restaurant. […]   read more »

sorry for the downtime today. one of our routers went bad. in the process of repair, register.com detatched the domain from our dns servers for some reason, and it’s taking a while now to repropagate. i apologize for any inconvenience. — webmaster dan   read more »

Early Weekend

Well, I’m to off Utah, beginning tomorrow, to facilitate a weekend summit. Should be interesting. They’ve gathered together quite a crew of people – even a pulitzer prize winner – with very different sorts of ideas to discuss what should be done, if anything, about Judaism, Jewishness, even Israel, today. As facilitator, I won’t be […]   read more »

Wake to Alarm

Very interesting week. I gave a talk at the Eastern Communications Association annual conference. Well, more of talk/discussion. It’s still weird for me to sit in front of a room of real professors and such, as the ‘lead thinker.’ It’s one thing to give a talk to the readers of my books or kids at […]   read more »

Relative Absolutes

Seems some of the conversation in the ‘comments’ area is getting a little sidetracked by some really old cunundrums. Please allow me to try and help, while clarifying some of my own positions. There’s a dangerous misperception, held by a lot of people, that ethical contentions and open-mindedness are mutually exclusive. There’s some truth this […]   read more »

Half an hour of me on TV.

Here I am on a PBS show called Digital Age, talking about “How technology is changing the stories we tell.” It’s a pretty good interview, all things considered, in which I get out – in a fairly succinct fashion – my whole take on narrative, its abuse, and how we can – must – all […]   read more »