There Goes My Weekend

I was all set to have a relaxing, uneventful long weekend. Grading students’ quizzes, watching the Cubs, reading… My best-laid plans have gone awry. The Exterminator has challenged me to solve his latest puzzle creation. And since no puzzle will defeat me, I have to accept. Unless you can beat me to it. Which you [Read More...]

More Bumper Stickers

Tangled Up in Blue Guy Mike has seen some strange (and slightly infuriating) bumper stickers lately… The bumper sticker on the mini-van next to my car reads “If They Can Pray in Congress, Why Can’t They Pray in Public Schools?” Now have you ever been tempted to scratch the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause into the [Read More...]


Just read this quotation first: Queensland artist Priscilla Bracks denied she had deliberately set out to be offensive. “Absolutely not, no, no. I am not interested in being offensive. I am interested in having a discussion and asking questions about how we think about our world and what we accept and what we don’t accept,” [Read More...]

Freethought Books to Prisoners

My friend Leslie Zukor (of Reed College in Oregon) has been working on a service project for the past couple years. She has been acquiring atheist books to send to prisoners. It’s a response to the abundant amount of religious material and I-found-Jesus stories you hear so much about in jail. She’s been pretty successful [Read More...]

You Could Be a Genius!

Bjorn finds all the good stuff. Like this genius quiz. All you have to do is remember the 10 Commandments. They even give you mnemonic devices. Afterwards, they tell you what you just learned: Can you see the Ten Commandments are like the mirror – they show us how bad we are, and how we [Read More...]