On the Qualifications of our Alleged "Diversity Hire", Natalie Reed

I have refrained as much as possible from publicly addressing John W. Loftus’s relentless recent attempts to pick a fight with Freethought Blogs or all his crying persecution every time anyone from Freethought Blogs has the temerity to so much as respond to his unprovoked attacks. But now he just crossed a line by charging [Read More...]

Not Every Blog Is For Everybody

We at Freethought Blogs spend a lot of time talking about blogs and people we like a lot and would love to bring on board to blog with us. From the first of those discussions that I was a part of, I was a strong proponent of our finding a good blogger who escaped the [Read More...]

Computer Problems

Please forgive my uncharacteristic absence from the internet the last four days and possibly for the next four days. My computer died. The customer service of two companies has been abysmal. It’s been a miserable and frustrating few days (including my birthday on Tuesday). In addition to not being able to tend to the blog, [Read More...]

Now That's A Lot of Posts!

  I did it!! This is the 36th post, all written in less than 24 hours and posted within 45 minute intervals until the end, now, when I just got too tired to stay up anymore and decided to put out the last 5 in a half hour. Below is a list of all the [Read More...]

Andrew Sullivan's Article That Convinced Me To Blog

After a few insignificant dabblings with blogging, I read an article by Andrew Sullivan, my blogging role model, which made it click in my head that I needed to blog; that this was a medium perfectly suited to my temperament. The whole article is filled with resonant insights and ruminations. Here’s the part that stuck [Read More...]

Let The First Ever Camels With Hammers Blogathon Begin!

The next 36 posts, ending at 9am tomorrow, will all be written within a 24 hour period. They will be posted 45 minutes apart. I started writing an hour ago (at 8am), so I will finish writing the posts due for 8:15 and 9am tomorrow by 8am tomorrow. Please keep the suggestions and Your Thoughts [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers Blogathon Tomorrow (1/11/12)

Tomorrow, I’ve decided to get back up to my full daily blogging speed again by blogging around the clock for 24 hours in a blogathon. I think it is customary to write a post every half an hour in a blogathon, but I’d like to be able to pull off a few longer, more substantive [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers From 2011 To 2012

Welcome to the future everybody! I had a really great 2011 on multiple levels. Not least of all was the tremendous growth of Camels With Hammers, and an incomparably huge part of that growth was the move to Freethought Blogs. I am extraordinarily grateful to Ed and PZ for taking this chance on me and proud of [Read More...]

See You in the New Year

Hi everybody. Sorry my posting has remained sparse this month. Wrapping up the semester for 9 classes’ worth of students is proving more grueling and time intensive than teaching the 9 classes all semester was. Plus, the family needs time over the holidays. Fortunately, the blog has been in Eric’s extremely capable hands. So, possibly [Read More...]