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September 20, 2013
Dark Heart Now Available on Smashwords!
You asked for it, and I delivered: my first novel, Dark Heart, is now available...
September 18, 2013
The Dreamy Hormones of Matrimony
Last week on Twitter, I saw a link to a Catholic site calling itself Fix...
September 16, 2013
Announcing: Dark Heart
So, I promised you all an announcement. Here's the story. A few years ago, before...
September 14, 2013
September 13, 2013
Friday Night Music: Florence + the Machine
I'm surprised I've been posting music videos this long without mentioning one of my favorite...
September 13, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: Terror on the High Seas
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter VI As Dagny drifts through the crowds at Hank's party,...
September 11, 2013
The Richard Dawkins Facepalm Watch
When I last wrote about Richard Dawkins, it was to report on the backlash over...
September 09, 2013
Notable (and Hilarious) Examples of the Christian Right’s Failed Prophecies
This article was originally published on AlterNet. The Christian right in America, like all organized...
September 06, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: Author Appeal
Ayn Rand thinks everyone should be into kinky sex; the looters are human slime; and...
September 04, 2013
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Syria
Since it looks more likely than not that the U.S. is going to attack the...
September 02, 2013
The Missing Diversity of Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared is a group that organizes live public debates on political and philosophical topics....
August 31, 2013
Weekend Coffee: The Promise of In Vitro Meat
Earlier this month, the first ever lab-grown hamburger was eaten at a taste test in...
August 30, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: Trust-Busting
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter VI As Hank finishes dressing and goes downstairs to the...
August 28, 2013
The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox
New York City's mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention...
August 26, 2013
American Fundamentalists Applaud Russian Eliminationism
I've been writing about Russia's brutally violent crackdown on LGBT people and whether the international...
August 23, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: Sleep Deprivation
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter VI The next chapter brings us back to Hank Rearden,...
August 21, 2013
If I Were an Unethical Atheist
More times than I can count, I've heard the argument that atheists can't be trusted...
August 19, 2013
Moral Relativism in the Catholic Church
Back in March, I wrote a post about how the Catholic church isn't a democracy...
August 18, 2013
Ingersoll Sunday: On Divorce
In 1889, a literary magazine called the North American Review solicited essays on the question...
August 16, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: Marge vs. the Monorail
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter V The last section of this chapter skims over a...
August 15, 2013
Building a Better Secular Movement
This post will have to be my last word on this for the time being,...
August 13, 2013
That Was the Wrong Answer, CFI
So, yesterday I wrote a post about the issue of sexual harassment in the secular...
August 12, 2013
I've been writing about sexism and feminism in the secular community for several years now,...
August 11, 2013
Open Thread: Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday
So, I have a teaser: I'm nearly ready to unveil a big, exciting project -...
August 09, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: The Ubermensch
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter V Although the most vivid (and creepiest) scenes depicting Ayn...
August 08, 2013
Can We Have an Intervention for Richard Dawkins?
They say the first step to getting better is recognizing when you can use some...
August 07, 2013
A Richness of Planets
I've been writing a lot lately about hatred and discrimination, about the small prejudices that...
August 05, 2013
Is It Worth Boycotting the Russian Olympics?
I've written about Russia's hostile and oppressive treatment of artists and the Russian Orthodox church's...
August 03, 2013
The webcomic xkcd is one of my daily reads, so I've been enjoying this article...
August 02, 2013
Friday Night Music: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside
To put some swing in your step for the coming weekend, here's a little something...
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