The blog is still refusing mail from gmail. I've stopped the forwarders. When the mail server stops trying to deliver mail (probably by the 5th). I'll try another strategy.
I'm trying to find the equilibrium between Google News Alerts, Gmail and Blogger to permit automated posting of Google News Alerts to the blog so I can have them for reference and work on other things. My goal is not to focus on one news topic, but to have the varied topics in the news feeds automatically posted in the blog daily or weekly because I can capture more unique data that way.
If you'd like to help out with news stories, the method we use here is very easy and takes about 10 minutes or less per news story. The stories are found automatically and sent to us, then we format them using a template and then email them to the blog.
I will write at least one researched "Featured" article a month. When I do that, I'll put it and related content in the months Featured Presentations group on the right. News articles are added to the main page daily.
I will be changing some of the sidebar elements to become 'drop-down'. Obviously this takes time away from content, but it will make the appearance less cluttered.
Why the pseudonym?
I use a pseudonym, which I change from time to time, to try to avoid the stalker problem that seems to result from reasoned criticism of Religion. My new pseudonym better represents my personality; Knowledgeable and light hearted.
Do some articles look familiar?
This blog has been constructed from material that I've contributed to other blogs over the years.
Why link to Wikipedia?
I link to Wikipedia liberally not because it's authoritative, but because it's a good place to start research and its mostly accurate. I occasionally edit Wikipedia.
Why Link to ScienceDaily.com?
I link to ScienceDaily.com because it demonstrates in real time the superiority of the scientific method in acquiring Quality Information and Knowledge. Science isn't about debunking religions, its about improving our quality of life using the resources at hand. If religions can't keep up, then they need a better strategy.
Why All the News Posts?
I track and post news articles to sample and display in real time the effect that religious and faith based decision making has on the world.
Prayer Free Problem Solving Procedure
Over the years I've collected problem solving strategies and blended them to make this one which I have hanging in my office (in pieces with tape). Printable version
If you can't explain it clearly, you don't understand it yourself. Talk about it with other people. Engaging your speech in your thinking will help you understand it better.
* Describe specifically what we are trying to solve.
* How many are affected?
* How should we expect it to work?
|_Why should we expect it to work like that?
* Do I have all the information?
* How can I restate the problem?
* Restate the problem as a question.
* What does everything have in common?
* What are the differences?
* What is the most important thing?
* Where does it come from?
* Where does it go to?
Write things down, make lists, draw pictures. This "extends" your brain and lets other people read your mind.