Elevator music-gate

I haven’t written about the so-called elevator-gate situation, and probably never will. I feel that all the important things that could be said, have been said (in a sea of shit that probably shouldn’t have been said). I grew bored of the discussion early on – despite the fact that I’m a feminist and ‘picked [Read More...]

Attention internet atheists: be like the Lorax

This month, my blog has been the vehicle of successful crowd-sourced activism. Twice. Obviously, I know my place. I had a few eye-catching titles, some ‘right place right time’ information etc. The real champions are the anonymous masses at the news aggregating sites (reddit, stumbleupon) and other social networking sites (twitter, facebook). Take a bow, internet. [Read More...]

Kick-ass atheist student group raised funds for disabled veterans

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus has a very active Atheists group. UNCG- Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics are a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, so it’s not surprising to hear that they are up to some meaningful activism. They have attracted some veterans of their own, and decided to actually do something meaningful [Read More...]

Nurse suspended after ‘Lifestyle of sin’ for gays with PTSD

I just got a head’s up from Mark Dingbaum at Change.org announcing the news. It seems that the VA Hospital in Dallas is doing the right thing. Nurse Nanci Pandathurai has been suspended from seeing patients. To be clear, she is still going to work while the investigation concludes. Her duties will now be more [Read More...]

Glenwood Elementary admits mistake, apologizes for “I love Jesus because…”

American Atheists is proud to announce that Glenwood Elementary in the McDowell County (NC) School District, has apologized for the unconstitutional “I love Jesus because ___” controversy. An article I wrote here on FtB last week sounded the alert, and the secular internet community reacted strongly. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media support is [Read More...]

Deployment is over and my daughter is so happy to see me!

This is about 5 minutes after I landed back in the Fort Bragg area. Perhaps ‘happy’ isn’t the right word. My daughter Zoe is also learning to say “Not the mama.” Zoe, if you are reading this years from now… that was a reference to this TV show: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HNR4hKbSH7I? [Read more...]

Air Force offers classes in psychic skills, homeopathy, angel healing

The Air Force has just announced its support of what has to be a diploma mill. I’m all for the DoD spending money on useful education opportunities for service members. I’m glad that there is serious talk of an incentive to hire veterans. But this is just one more thing that should really be stopped [Read More...]

Is it just me, or does childbirth look easy?

Pro-tip, never say that when you are in the maternity ward. When my daughter Zoe was born, I made that remark. I was trying to make my wife smile and take her mind off the pain. The nurse yelled at me. She told me that I was way off base. The nurse told me that [Read More...]