UnJeeped Comrade Conveys Thanks

Former "desert warrior" Chris Clarke expressed a hasty thanks today as he jetted off to the Caribbean trailing large-denomination bills and a mysterious white powder. Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated, Chris was at last able to ditch the desert schtick and buy an island resort, which he is converting into what he referred to as "a safe haven for women struggling with a pole-dancing addiction."But seriously: For those late on the scene, Chris Clarke, blogger, writer, feminist, … [Read more...]

Desert Warrior Seeks Millionaire. Sort Of.

I doubt he would ask for help.In fact, presented with this piece, I expect to hear from him, and I’m about half convinced he will be annoyed or embarrassed and ask me to take down the post.(And then, crap, I will have to decide whether to honor his wishes in what really is a personal matter, or ... you know, help him against his will.)But ...I have this friend. He’s a distant friend, an Internet friend, someone I’ve met in person only once. But he’s a Friend, with a capital-F, probably ev … [Read more...]

13: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Okay, here's where I shock and dismay many of you. The part where you'll say "I don't agree! My experience is different! You're just wrong!"But I want you to think about this. It's something that's bothered me for years and years, something I think matters — a little detail of compassion that few of us ever think about, but that disturbs me greatly. … [Read more...]

12: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

The End.Except it's not yet 2 p.m. is it? Seems my math, from my original promise to blog from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., was faulty. I figured on 12 posts, but that span of time actually requires 13.While I'm thinking about that, look at this picture. It was taken right here in Upstate New York, near Schenectady. Click to embiggen.  (BTW, there are more Hank Fox photos on my Flickr site.) … [Read more...]

11: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Non-ReadersI have old friends in Texas who have never read a whole book in their entire lives. I'm not kidding. And it sort of horrifies me, you know?I’m not whacking at them, particularly, but ... the type. … [Read more...]

10: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Note to a Young AtheistIf you’re on the journey of freethought and you’re “out” about it, in full view of your religious family and peers, it’s likely you’re going to go through a fairly rough road at some point.   … [Read more...]


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