Hello. My identification is “Jasper”. I am a socially anxious biped, and apparently I’m going to write a couple posts here while JT goes off and does things. For the most part, I wish to remain anonymous, mostly due to fears of future potential employers searching my name, though some effort could probably reveal who [Read More...]

Pascal’s Wager appeased.

One of my groomsmen, David, went with me today to get haircuts.  I’m getting married as the 10th Doctor and David is going to attend the wedding as the same.  On the way he gave Michaelyn and me our first wedding gift: a rosary he got when visiting Vatican that was personally blessed by the [Read More...]

Some guy decided to evangelize to Michaelyn at her bachelorette party.

While waiting for a taxi after her bachelorette party, someone apparently told Michaelyn that god was pleased she’s getting married (someone should tell god who she’s getting married to). Without missing a beat, drunk Michaelyn says “No, he’s not pleased because I don’t believe in god. *I’m* pleased.” I’m gonna marry her. [Read more...]

Premature 6,000,000 hits party.

Hey everybody.  Back when I was with Freethoughtblogs I was generally their third most-read blog on most days (behind PZ Myers and Ed Brayton).  I remember starting out at about 95,000 hits per month, which is still pretty solid in the blogging world, then watching as my daily traffic eclipsed high-traffic blogs like Greta Christina’s.  [Read More...]

Someone named a koi fish after me. *blush*

Part of being a public figure is getting facebook friend requests.  I just accept them all and, if people are ass hats, I unfriend them later (if you want to be my friend, here I am).  Michaelyn just gripes at me because she gets friend requests from people she doesn’t know.  I tell her I’m [Read More...]

Dealing with jealousy in a polyamorous relationship.

It’s hard to talk about polyamory without getting flooded by emails and comments asking how I deal with all the jealousy that must surely come with even the thought of a person I love sleeping swapping spit with someone else.  So I reached back into the vault and hauled out my post on jealousy.  Enjoy. [Read More...]

I slept with a married woman.

Since I’m on the road today I figured I’d dig into the vault and put one of my older pieces up.  The piece, when it was originally posted, was titled Adventures in Polyamory.  The original title was I Slept with a Married Woman, but at the time I was working for the SSA and my [Read More...]

Today: Kansas City to Mountain Home.

Today the pre-wedding tour continues as Michaelyn and I venture from Kansas City to Mountain Home where we will stay until we are wed.  O.o I feel like a kid…I’m a pretty laid back person.  I’m very much in the “being married won’t change a thing” camp.  I don’t need any pomp or ceremony, just [Read More...]

Sumo power and atheist community building at its finest!

This weekend consisted of visiting Michaelyn’s family and going to Dr. Darrel Ray’s annual Memorial Day picnic.  First I want to talk about the picnic.  I’m often asked what people can do for atheism if they’re not debaters by nature.  I always respond is that you can work to make a welcoming, fun place for [Read More...]

Happy mother’s day!

It is unfair that humility is part of being the perfect mother, because it often deprives my mother of the pride she deserves for the devotion and care with which she raised my brother and me.  I don’t know many people who can claim that their parents are their best friends, but my mother is [Read More...]