Feiler Faster

A meek defense in the NYT about the use of baby videos contains an interesting stat: Children spend 49 minutes a day in front of screens and only 30 minutes a day in front of books. This applies, in this survey, to children, but is there any person on the planet who thinks that gap…

Josh Marshall on the outing of a demented Foreign Service officer: It seems that 20-year career Foreign Service officer Patrick Syring wasn’t cut out for bringing America’s message of tolerance, peace and democracy to the Middle East. Last summer, while the bloody but inconclusive war between Israel and Hezbollah raged over the skies of Israel…

The debate over Jimmy Carter’s book may have been only the beginning. The war over the Israel Lobby is already underway in advance of a new book, and counter book, being published this September. I haven’t read the books, so it’s hard for me to comment at this moment, but the debate triggers a number…

Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson is smiling: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is still the coin of the realm. Overall, Americans are definitely satisfied with the life they lead. Almost all (94%) say they are satisfied, with over half of U.S. adults (56%) saying they are very satisfied with the life they lead and 38…

An important milestone in my house last night as Mrs. Feiler Faster kindly admitted that I’ve been predicting the backsplash against bottled water for over a year now. No use linking to all the posts I’ve made about this subject. (OK, just one.) Now, the anti-bottled water campaign seems to be reaching the Dripping Point.…

An alarming day. This article confirms what I’ve been hearing: That he’s the odds on favorite to be Israel’s next PM. Having lived in Israel during some of his last tenure, I find him troubling, morally questionable, and frighteningly doctrainaire. Former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who is set to be re-elected as head of Israel’s right-wing…

I once dated a woman who said that people get the diseases that somehow are a reflection of their personality, or their lives. I hated this idea. Lung cancer from smoking is one thing, but does anyone deserve MS? I thought of that comment when I saw this. Abraham Lincoln had double vision. Of course.…

As readers of the blogosphere know, it’s common parlance for bloggers to refer to the sites and sitemasters that host them as “overlords,” as in “we’re the humble lieges, they are the powerful overlords, and we just slave away for pittance while they grow fat on our backs.” As someone who just moved my blog…

The wonders of the blogosphere being what they are, a huge debate has erupted over at a post I made last week called “Steak Mate,” about women who eat meat to help catch a man. Here are some my favorites: I think that if a woman starts eating steak in order to catch a man…

I drove back or forth from New York to Cape Cod four times in the last eight days dropping off our girlies for Camp Grandma. Right over the Bourne Bridge are two huge roundabouts and the traffic often backs up for miles and nervous American drivers freak out at the rules of when to enter…

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Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on faith, family, and finding meaning in everyday life. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet, and one of only a handful of writers to have four consecutive New York Times nonfiction bestsellers in the last decade. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS miniseries WALKING THE BIBLE. His latest book, The Council of Dads, tells the uplifting story of how friendship and community can help one survive life’s greatest challenge. For more information, please visit brucefeiler.com or councilofdads.com.

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