Dan Savage: I’m Not One to Judge

I like Dan Savage. I like him a lot. I think his podcast is extremely funny, his writing  witty and deft, and I think the It Gets Better Project – despite its problems – was a stroke of genius. When he speaks to people during his podcast, or during a live show, there is so often the [Read More…]

Sort of Like “Camp Quest” for Grownups – Adventures in Humanist Community!

Edit: I’ve been asked to make clear that the reference to “Camp Quest” in the title of this post was metaphorical – this retreat is sponsored by the American Humanist Association and the American Ethical Union, not Camp Quest. Ever wanted to spend a week in a mountain lodge, ziplining and hiking in-between rousing discussions of freethought, Humanism, [Read More…]

I.D.I.C., Find Out What it Means to Me: A Trekkie’s Search for Self Love

Since Star Trek: Into Darkness  is launching this week,  I thought I’d repost this article I wrote for In Our Words, a Queer collective Blog. It’s not appropriate for kids! They told me not to visit the Eagle.  They were wrong. *** Wednesday night in Vegas. The small string of gay bars – the “Fruit [Read More…]

Why Would Atheists Want To Attend an Interfaith Service?

In the aftermath of the bombs which recently tore through Boston, the governor’s office organized an interfaith service to attempt to begin the healing process of the city. In my last post I detailed how representation for Humanists and atheists in the service was denied – a fact which has generally been decried by the Humanist and [Read More…]

Secular Service in the Appalachians

The Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard is fundraising for our fourth annual Spring Break Service Trip. We are looking for help to reduce flight costs and to enable us to take a full group of students to engage in environmental work. If you are able to help out, please donate here! At the Humanist Graduate [Read More…]

Exorcism: Regret

In this occasional series of posts I seek to exercise compassion toward myself, drilling deep into my own psyche to try to identify – and exorcise – harmful parts of my emotional makeup. Love, I don’t like to see so much pain. So much wasted, and this moment keeps slipping away. – Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes [Read More…]

Become a Pathfinder, Change the World

We live in a world of plenty, but billions live in want. Some 780 million people lack access to clean water – the most basic of necessities – while 3.4 million people a year – almost a whole Los Angeles – die from a water related disease. 99 percent of these deaths occur in the developing [Read More…]


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