Friday, January 20, 2006


Funny, almost five months ago I posted a pretty substantial review of Deepak Chopra's "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind" that went, as many of my more substantial posts do, without comment. Well, what did I get today?


tjkterrific said...

Thank you for your insightful evaluation of Dr. Chopra's writings. We have to wonder how many books would he sell if his book were titled something like, "Aging Body, Timeless Soul." Your critique was wonderful. You did not "slam dunk" him but acknowledge the obvious good in his book, which he himself didn't discover but only regurgitated with slick marketing.

That was gratifying. And insightful. Terrific, I might add. For those of you who slave away at substantial posts -- believe me, it took at least five or six hours to write that one -- don't get discouraged if they seem to elicit no response (while trivial ones, written on the fly, often do). Your posts are available to internet users indefinitely, eventually someone will take notice, give it the thorough read it deserves, maybe even respond with interesting feedback or equally well-deserved words of appreciation. For me the exercise -- like all writing -- has intrinsic value. But it is nice to get that proverbial "pat on the back" once in a while. The moral of the story for you bloggers out there: rig your Comments Settings so that you get email notification every time you get a comment. I would never have seen this one had I not done so.

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