Why Sunday (or whatever day) gatherings for atheists are awesome.

In a few hours I will once again attend KC Oasis.  They meet every Sunday morning.  There’s music, donuts, people telling their stories about leaving religion, a message (last week it was an Egyptologist talking about King Tut), and hanging out with like-minded people.  And shit ain’t free, so they even pass a basket at [Read More...]

A response to Samus.

Gonna take a personal day today.  I’m feeling much better, but just want to make sure I stay that way as long as possible as I’m still waiting to get into therapy.  Also people are moving into the apartment above us and I can’t hear myself think (though, even moving in furniture and drilling things, [Read More...]

How are they making 50 Shades of Grey into a movie?

Ok, I know this isn’t politics or religion, but god dammit this is my space and I’m compelled to rant. Like part of Twilight, I forced myself to read through most of 50 Shades of Not-Quite-Vanilla-Sex to see what the hype was about.  Like Twilight, I failed to achieve my goal.  I still don’t know [Read More...]

Hey Southwest Airlines! This employee deserves a gajillion raises.

On my way home from giving a talk in Ohio on Sunday night I was sitting in the Columbus airport waiting on my flight when the flight at the next terminal over was canceled.  For those of us who fly a lot, we know these things happen.  Machines break, and airplanes are machines.  The responsible [Read More...]

Blogging mental illness: made the call.

Just did the intake call with a local clinic.  It was going well until we got to the questions about self-harm, at which point I was reminded of the first time I ever admitted to a doctor that I was having thoughts of self-harm.  I’m not having any such thoughts right now, but when asked [Read More...]

Blogging mental illness: back into therapy.

So…the last week has been rough for me.  My ordinarily firm grip on my mental state has slipped considerably.  I haven’t hallucinated, but leaving the house has been hard and it seems like everything triggers a depressive episode regardless of how fanatical I get about controlling my environment. During this time I’ve done all the [Read More...]

An Attitude Problem

WWJTD’s current stationed preacher, Larry, in the inevitable digressions of any discussion with a theist, started talking about meaning and purpose. As usual, it’s difficult to even get across what our position tends to be. [Read more...]

Secular Student Alliance sent me a wedding gift.

What’s this?  A box from the Secular Student Alliance with a card attached waiting on us when we got home? It’s a Shake Weight!  Thanks SSA!  :D  Michaelyn was really excited: I feel like our marriage just gained a level.  We’ll be fit as fiddles in no time!  On a side note, word on the [Read More...]

People can just be wrong.

I’ve had something on my mind lately, but wanted to wait until I was back home in my office to write about it. More often than not when people get into arguments over politics and/or religion, it seems that few can entertain the idea that their opponent is just wrong.  I frequently see more emphasis [Read More...]

Why I Feel Left Out in My Own Party

My name is Daniel Moran. I am the stepfather of an eleven-year-old girl who just celebrated her birthday yesterday. I am a student at the University of North Texas, majoring in Political Science, specializing in Constitutional Law, and currently enrolled in the Pre-Law program. I am the founder of the Secular Student Alliance at UNT [Read More...]


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