and events.com - how it all began
stated since ideas's inception on December 1, 2001, I aim to add a
little substance to our everyday conversations. Why did I think
there was a need for more substantive discussion? Because
about books, good movies, current events, and the significance of our
lives become more and more rare everyday that people settle for the
lowest common denominator - in music, dumbed-down movies, what we watch on
TV, and other trivial subjects we generally consider important.
said that, ideas and events.com grew out of several influences I
had in 2000 and 2001. One key influence was a restless mind. I
had always been an enthusiastic reader, then in March 2000 I got the itch
to begin writing and letting out all those years of accumulated reading.
standing between writing and being read is getting published.
Knowing that it was next to impossible convincing publishers and editors
to print what I wanted to write, I decided to publish it myself. I
would simply put it on the web and let whoever stumbled upon it read
So here it is, my ongoing attempt at an
abstract ideal. One thing you will notice is references throughout
the web site to "us" and "we." Because ideas
and events .com is not intended as a personal web page, you will read
"I" and "me" only when personal opinion is being
expressed - in reviews, essays, etc.
Now, have fun reading and let me know
what you think of ideas and events.com.