Re: The story-telling ape (was virus: Logic)

Marie Foster (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 15:27:02 -0700

Richard Brodie wrote:
> On Saturday, October 18, 1997 12:35 PM, Marie Foster []
> wrote:
> > All and all I am pretty successful in our world no matter how that
> > success is defined. I have not read "Getting Beyond OK" as it is not in
> > our library yet and I am a bit monetarily challenged at the moment.
> It's GETTING PAST OK. I'll make you a deal. If you ask your librarian to
> order it (and why not ask for VIRUS OF THE MIND too if they don't yet carry
> it), I'll send you a FREE autographed copy of GETTING PAST OK. Just send me
> your address and a note that you've asked your librarian (I trust you).
> They almost always are happy to order such a book, but either way I'll send
> you a free copy.
> > I am willing to guess however, that the author would concur with the
> > need for each individual to have his or her own "idea of success" ("meme
> > of success") to be happy.
> Absolutely!
> I also guessing that you are still working on
> > your own definition of religion or you would not be in a list that has
> > church in its title.
> I've long since given up working on definitions.
> Richard Brodie
> Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
> Visit Meme Central:

I will take you up on that offer. Sorry about the misquote. I try for
precision in that area. When I checked on the title on the Web (to
place a reserve [can you put a reserve on a book on the Web in
Seattle?]) I found VIRUS OF THE MIND (which I have reserved) but not
GETTING PAST OK so I schlepped over to Amazon and looked you up by
author. Then I grabbed what I thought to be the title and pasted it
into my message. OOPS. One of those unintended consequences.

I live in that other city in Washington... Spokane. I used to live in
Seattle. I had a house in West Seattle with a nice view over Elliot
Bay. Made a killing when I sold it. Miss the view, miss the water (it
does not smell the same over here). I tell people that I really do like
Seattle... I also like Spokane. It is just all that stuff between I
could do without.

I will send you my address.