My Great Niece

Hey everybody, this is Lexie! That was her first birthday. She’s now 26 months old. Your Awwws? [Read more...]

On Zealously, Tentatively, and Perspectivally Holding Viewpoints

In a recent post, I wrote the following: Changing people’s minds to make them stop holding positions dogmatically and instead hold them tentatively is still a change of mind one may zealously pursue. On Facebook, Greg writes in reply: I want to address the peculiarity of this statement. One may passionately pursue such a change [Read More...]

The Flexibility of the Word “Evangelical”

In a previous post, I conceded that it was acceptable to call at least some activist atheists like me “evangelical atheists” on some possible senses of the word “evangelical”.  Greg wanted to say that this could not be so because all that atheists do (or should) advocate is tentative, skeptical empiricism, and that we do not (or should [Read More...]

I Am Interviewed About My Personal (Atheistic) Religiosity/Spirituality

Through Facebook, I was recently contacted by an old friend from high school (who was actually the first girl to go on a date with me).  She is working on her Master’s in nursing and has an assignment which involves interviewing people about their views on religion and spirituality, for the purpose of thinking about approaches [Read More...]

33

33 years ago right about now I was born. If the next 33 years are as rich as the first 33, if I continue to grow year by year in the next 33 years as much as I have in the first 33 years, I will live as good a life as any human being [Read More...]

A Video Of Me Rambling About Nietzsche

This is from 2007 and I just found that it pops right up when one Googles me. It’s hard for me to watch because it involves watching me. But I figured it might be of interest to others. Forgive the extemporaneousness of it all and enjoy some of the more hilarious hand gestures. (My favorite [Read More...]

We’ll Take A Cup Of Kindness Yet, For Days Of Auld Lang Syne

Thank you, everyone who has been there, in whatever way whatsoever in which you have been there, during the last ten crucial years of my life. I passionately love my life, and when I say that I mean I love many, many of you and am grateful still to the rest. I would jump at [Read More...]

Some Personal Reflections On New Year’s Eve

There is only one holiday that approaches the status of holy day in my heart and mind and it is the one we celebrate during the late hours of tonight, across midnight, and into the early hours of tomorrow. As temporal beings whose every experience is temporally constructed time is fundamentally constitutive to our lives. [Read More...]

Why Free Time Should Not Be Labeled “Optional”

Lily reflects on her failures to reflect this summer: Whenever I’m extremely busy, free time is always the first thing to go. I hang onto sleep and food and cleanliness for as long as I can, but I had always seen free time as superfluous, expendable, and willingly sacrificed. That’s what I did this summer, [Read More...]


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