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Errata before the fact

Turned in the 75% benchmark on Monday in the midst of a wicked flu that’s left me tuckered.

The last quarter of the book will be a special challenge because of my speaking schedule. In the next four weeks I have events in Ottawa, Columbia SC, Mexico City, and Denver, including a couple of brand new talks. Oy. On Nov 12, exactly one week after I return from Denver, I have to turn in the last word of the book.

One of the things I have going now is a list of things to fix, add, or subtract in the edit round for chapters I’ve already submitted. Like the Pew study that has nicely bolloxed up all my stats by shooting the number of Nones up from 15 percent to 20, and Young Millennial Nones (18-22) from 1 in 4 to 1 in 3. Unholy buckets, people, stand still.

I also have to add a fact I somehow missed until today — that Australia’s smart and articulate sitting Prime Minister Julia Gillard is an out atheist. How do I miss these things?

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  1. I loved her recent speach, but you have to remember that that may be the first time in her career that she’s done anything like that. The rest of the time, she’s come across as ‘wooden’ – something which may be part of her lack of popularity. (That and her being female and bringing in a carbon tax when something like half the population still hasn’t gotten it through their heads that global warming is real.) It’s a sad fact that people respond more to tone of voice than they do to the content of a speach.

    Comment: aussieseculardad – 10. October 2012 @ 7:19 pm

  2. @aussieseculardad: Ah, interesting! Well it’s certainly a fine moment to go international. Not one pol in a hundred worldwide could probably pull off that kind of directed tirade without losing focus.

    Comment: Dale – 10. October 2012 @ 9:11 pm

  3. You don’t mean Ottawa, Canada, by any chance, do you? I would love to hear one of your talks!!

    Comment: kimlacroix – 19. October 2012 @ 1:51 pm

  4. Ok, just saw in your sidebar that you were indeed in Canada. And I missed it! I’m so disappointed!!

    Comment: kimlacroix – 19. October 2012 @ 2:00 pm

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