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...]

Pics from the wedding/bachelor party.

So…Michaelyn and I are exhausted and need to start saying thank you to everybody who wished us well.  I’m going to do one post after this one and get on that.  I also told other guest bloggers they can continue to hang out today.  I’ll be back in the saddle again tomorrow. These are all [Read More...]

The vow.

By birth every man and every woman enters into an arrangement with the universe.  We get our existence and, in exchange we produce something the universe cannot make itself – we create memories.  You may think the universe gets the better of the deal since it gets all that I am in my memories and [Read More...]


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