Blogathon 2012 Recap, or, A Supposedly Fun Thing We’ll Never Do Again

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This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider chipping in to support our work.

Well, that was a trip. ICYM — well, any of it…

We wrote about tea and dumplings and tiny little whisks.

We emphasized the importance of living in the moment – three different ways.

We lamented billboardsmore than once.

We waxed blogaic about music and art and television and, in a meta moment, we wrote about writing.

We gushed about great champions of science, from Carl Sagan to Charles Darwin to…

We reflected on atheist chaplains, atheist churches, and not-atheist secularism.

We raved about how much we learn from our religious friends, and also those who are not religious but also not nonreligious. And we complained about awkward phrases like that.

And, well, we complained about a lot of other things. Really, Chelsea did a lot of the complaining. (And Chris loved it. Almost as much as he loves Christmas.)

We hope that you enjoyed the ride. (We did! Well, kind of. Much like after riding a really extreme roller coaster, we both feel a little nauseous, and dizzy, and like maybe we won’t do that again — at least, not for a while. Maybe we’ll just go sit down for a second. Also, we think Chelsea lost her sunglasses, but also maybe she just left them on the ferris wheel.)

But seriously, if you enjoyed today’s shenani(blo)gans, please consider donating to the Humanist Community at Harvard’s year-end fundraiser, which we almost forgot was the reason we were doing all of this. (Actually, we kind of forgot about life pre-blogathon. We’re sure that’s just a temporary side effect.) So please mull it over, dig deep, and give.

-Chris and Chelsea

Chris Stedman is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and the Values in Action Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard. He is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, and the founder of the blog NonProphet StatusChelsea Link is the Campus Organizing Fellow at the Humanist Community at Harvard.

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