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Uncool

I've been meme-ifying over on Facebook lately. Just little nothings I tinkered up in Photoshop, and most of them no great shakes in the graphic design department — or even in basic message.Apparently you have to click on an image, and then click on it again, in order to see any one of these full-size.The top three are the coolest. If you have time for nothing else, take a look at those.  … [Read more...]

Free Online Movies, Including One on Atheism

Things to be found on this newfangled Internet:535 Free Movies OnlineIncluding this one: Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief With the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the emotional whiplash that followed, the monotheistic religions of the West took a more stridently political turn. It was in this context that Jonathan Miller, the British theatre and opera director, felt compelled to create a three-part documentary tracing the history of religious skepticism and … [Read more...]

Pain and Healing: Rotten Charities and Wonderful Puppetry

kong

Couple of things caught my attention this morning.One is a list of America's Worst Charities -- thanks to the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting.Imagine a "charity" that takes in tens of millions and gives out nothing -- zero -- in direct cash aid to the cause it supposedly champions. It's on the list: Project Cure of Bradenton, Florida. Since 1998, Florida-based Project Cure has raised $65 million to lobby Congress and educate the public about alternative … [Read more...]

Back to My Redneck Roots … Maybe

yr971ab

Those of you who knew me as the Blue Collar Atheist, and who lament this high-falutin' "Citizen of Earth" business, I may be getting back into the red-necky-blue-collary stuff in the near future.Currently I drive a van for a drug and alcohol rehab facility. Five days a week, I drive more than 350 miles, round trip between my upstate New York town and New York City, to fetch and return rehab clients.The work is interesting, sometimes fascinating. I've expanded my human horizons in that … [Read more...]

A Young Artist’s Heartbreak

crayons

You ever have the experience of finding something in your head you didn’t know was there?I just had one of those moments. I’m not totally surprised to find it there — it’s based on a memory, after all. But it’s a leftover from, oh, about the age of 6 or so, and at my current age of 60, it’s just curious to find it still in there somewhere.It has to do with how I felt about Crayola crayons. And the memory bubbled up at this bit on the ColourLovers site: All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes an … [Read more...]

Atheists at Albany Pride

Booth

My atheist Meetup group, Capital Region Atheists & Agnostics, rented a booth for Albany, New York's Gay Pride Day.Whew! Fantastic event! My own personal thank-you to all who organized the thing, and all who attended, and especially to the members of CRAA who made it all happen. (I'm hoping some of them will chime in here and tell me who sent all the great atheist/agnostic/humanist stuff that covered the table and caught so many eyes.)Photos follow. In order to see these large, you … [Read more...]


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