Home, sweet home

My home town is a never-ending supply of amusement in the form of humanity’s lowest common denominator. My folks and I were in Wal-Mart today getting me a birthday cake (relax, it’s not for a while, but I’m home now), when I snapped a picture of this upstanding gent. Who knew the president is “Marxiist” [Read More...]

Home again, home again

I am taking some time to visit my family down in Arkansas.  The timing is good and it’s much-needed.  For the last month and a half I’ve been keeping a fairly exhausting pace.  This will help me recharge for fall. The blogging will be light during this time.  I am fortunate to have a very [Read More...]

Rambly post about gratitude and praise

My life is weird. During college, I made a name for myself with a style of activism that mixed fucking with people with serious rebuttals.  It worked for me and I had fun (I give a talk about it here). Now I’m kinda grown up, no matter how much I fight it (and boy, do [Read More...]

I'm on a bumper

And didn’t even have to get hit. Although, if you spread this around, the word is “contend” not “contest.” Thanks to Karen for sending this in.  [Read more...]

God wanted you in the middle seat

I have a curse: I cannot be scheduled for a flight and then have that flight run on time (the lone exception is Southwest, those guys rule).  Ask anybody who has ever expected a flight of mine to arrive on time. Last night my flight back from Lake Hypatia (which freaking rocked) was supposed to [Read More...]

Campers read my blog

Several of the campers at Camp Quest Ohio told me that they read my blog.  I guess I should tone it down on my use of the f word. Perhaps I could replace it with ass, god damn, motherfucker, shit, or something equally colorful. Seriously, the kids at that camp are bright enough to make [Read More...]

Happy Father's day to the best dad ever

I have the best ever.  He is wise, and he busted his ass to give my mother, my brother, and myself a good life.  He has supported me in everything I’ve ever wanted to do and been patient when I fucked up (which was often). I recall one of the many times I and our [Read More...]

Talk atheisty to me…

A friend of mine has been visiting her deeply conservative family in Florida for the last week.  She texted me the other night to make sure I was still picking her up from the airport. My responses come from the fact that I spent all of yesterday answering texts with my magic 8-ball. Friend:  You’re [Read More...]

Death threat #10

Back when Skepticon was getting on its feet, I received nine death threats over the space of two years.  One of them actually made the threat by showing up on my front porch.  Anyway, I decided then that when I hit my tenth death threat I would throw a huge party.  I was certain that [Read More...]

I get mail

I get things in the mail.  Usually it’s a Christian pamphlet of some kind or a copy of The Case for Whatthefuckever by Lee Strobel.  One time received a book on how to tie people up.  This was convenient in that it was less boring and more informative than Fifty Shades of Grey and also [Read More...]