9: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Bring Out Your Dead!As you get older, there’s a catalog that starts to form in your head – the roster of your beloved dead.I have Ranger the Valiant Warrior, Tito the Mighty Hunter, my old cowboy friend Tom and now my Dad, Dan Farris. And man, for me that’s a long list. Even one would be too much. … [Read more...]

8: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Dad and Self WorthI can definitely say that my dad, Dan Farris, helped teach me that I mattered.That each of us individuals matter. No matter what other people say, you’re not nothing. … [Read more...]

7: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Love and GodsReligious people often talk about love in religious terms, asserting that you couldn't even have love, or feel love, or express love, without first believing in their God.But love was around long before religion. … [Read more...]

6: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Just FYI: We're just now in the process of leaving the solar system. If by "we" you're willing to substitute V'ger. Er, Voyager 1.Humanity escapes the solar system … [Read more...]

5: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

You know how freaky we Americans are about the Constitution? Very freaky, right?But it’s understandable. This is the founding document of the United States, the piece of paper that CREATED the nation. Every word in it is important. Every word in the Amendments is important. Every word. … [Read more...]

4: Blogathan for Secular Student Alliance!

Certain of my FtB co-bloggers (coughGretaChristinacough) are offering up pictures of kittens for their blogathons! The nerve!So I'm putting up some of MY recent photography. Just to show everybody that the world of atheism is not all kittens and, you know, happy stuff. It's a fierce, grim struggle for survival, just like in nature! … [Read more...]