First Person Revolutionary — Part 2

[ Read Part 1 first. ]Atheism (more broadly, freethought) isn’t new, of course. Just in this country alone, it’s as old as Thomas Paine (although Paine was a deist, he was widely accused of being an atheist, and I'm confident he would've been one of us if he lived in a society in which it was possible to actually think about such things), and has had its bright sparks all along the way, right up to Carl Sagan, who published The Demon Haunted World only 15 years ago. … [Read more...]

No, I’m Not At WKRP in Cincinnati

Baby, if you've ever wondered, Wondered whatever became of me, I'm living on the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati, WKRP. Apologies if you've been expecting the second part of First Person Revolutionary, or wondering where I've been.Haven't been feeling my best lately. My doctor has informed me I need to have a sort-0f-minor, sort-of-major surgery. I have a consultation coming up with the prospective surgeon next week — at which meeting I'm assuming we'll set a date for the cutting.Argh. That g … [Read more...]

First Person Revolutionary — Part 1

Ever think about the revolutions in your life? The things that change, and change greatly, and then affect everything that comes after?Boy, I do.I’ll tell you a little one first, and then a big one, and then a maybe one.The Little OneThe little one – well, it might be a big one to you – is about music. … [Read more...]

Dog Eats Fox Alive!

Sorry about the title. Almost makes me want to say "Made you look!"But if my co-bloggers here can post pictures of cats and other cute animals, I can post pictures of cute animals.This is Pepper (I may have had her pic up here before). She used to come up on my back deck and gaze out over the hillside where she and her brother Toot lived and played. (More pics of Pepper and other beasties HERE.)I thought of her today when I saw this video. You may not know it, but red foxes just may be the … [Read more...]

God Comes Knocking … Via Spam

Suppose you put a sign up on your house that said in big bold letters, “No Christian Evangelists, Please” — but a sales-pitchy Christian showed up at your door with a stack of Bibles and Chick Tracts.How would you feel about that?Annoyed, right? Okay, but since you’re a nice person, you’d send them away with no harsh words, offering instead a simple, “We’re not interested.”You’d talk about it after with atheist friends, but that would be pretty much the end of it. You’d hope. … [Read more...]

Short Stack #16

[ Could be some repeats in here. Hey, I’m old.] I think it would be funny to witness a nuclear explosion and then shout "That's what SHE said!" Because hey, if ever people needed a laugh, it would be after witnessing a nuclear explosion. … [Read more...]


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