Also, I picked the wrong morning to start a flamewar. Was not my intention at all. Perhaps I should have stated my argument with more compassion for those so rapt in the suffering of unfulfilled expectations.
@patrickrhone@hcmarks Believe it or not, Buddhism for Dummies is good. I read it after Buddhism Plain and Simple and it filled in a lot of the history and terminology. Finishing a Meditation class on Sunday morning. Found a teacher. Interesting stuff.