There were several contributors to this thread I had intended to address, until I came across your name on this final page.
Getting back on topic, in your book you spend a lot of time on the subject of "honesty." And if I recall correctly, you even quote Nathan Blumenthal, er excuse me ... Nathaniel bRANDen, on his admiration for Rand's own honesty.
Now, what I wonder is, how do you explain the false impression given by your own credentials on the back, inside flap of the book jacket of PARC? I looked up the two CINDY awards associated with the "TV series, Ideas in Action."
Would you like to tell this audience in what category those awards were given, or shall I? And, while you are at it, in your day job as an officer of the court and a prosecutor, what is your understanding of "the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.?"
I will give you credit for stating up front in your book that you never met Ayn Rand. But, then, that was bound to be obvious to anyone, such as myself, who not only HAD met her, but who actually knew her before, during and long after "the Break." Since you never met her or even observed her in person, in the same room, what does that say about your ability to interpret the various nuances present in the words of her journals?
Believe me, Mr. Valliant: we are not yet done talking about honesty, if you're man enough to stick around.