To Our Readers

There's an old lesson taught to writers and would-be writers to help them do their best. The writer is asked to make a list of all the other things prospective readers could read or do instead of reading what the writer has specifically worked so hard to create.

To start with, there are things that most people believe they have to read: daily newspapers, work-related memos, and personal correspondence. Then there's the additional reading material that many people tend to spend some time with, such as hobby and special interest publications, and direct mail catalogs. And that's just time spent reading. Then come the rest of the day-today priorities in people's lives. One quickly learns what an individual writer is up against.

But not only writers. You, the spiritual seeker and thinker, face a similar temptation in this high-tech, multimedia age. There are all those things you could do instead of reading a magazine that offers you a spiritual perspective.

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May 4, 1998

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