Costume Decision

First – there be karaoke tonight!  You know what to do: leave suggestions in the comments. I’m think I’m gonna go as Muscles Glasses from Epic Mealtime for Halloween.  Just need a grey t-shirt and a sharpie to write… Bacon Strips and… Bacon Strips and… Bacon Strips and… Bacon Strips and… Bacon Strips and… Then [Read More...]

What Separates Us From The Other Animals

Conversation this morning between me and SSA Events Specialist Sarah Moglia. Me (limping behind Sarah): Endurance sets suck. Sarah: That’s why I don’t workout. That and laziness. Me: Yes, but if we ever get mugged at a conference, I will save us. Sarah: Pepper spray. Me: Fuck. This is what separates us from the other [Read More...]

What Do You Want To Hear About At Skepticon?

Last year at Skepticon I wrote a talk, Dear Christian, that went through the common arguments for god’s existence and refuted them. For those of you attending Skepticon 4, what do you want to hear about this year?  I want to do something that pushes people in the audience to think, and beating religious arguments [Read More...]

Going Kinda, Sorta, Off The Grid

Ok, crappy post forthcoming. First some history. I’ve scuffled with anorexia the last few years. In 2010 I got better, but when I moved to Columbus in January of this year I relapsed and I relapsed hard. Stress, like the stress of leaving my comfort zone, moving to a new place, and having a new [Read More...]

SSA Going To Candy Mountain!

I refuse to grow up. I will be responsible, and I will care about grown up things, but I will never grow up! Take Greta Christina, one of the deepest, most eloquent people in this movement. She and I can’t get enough of being five years-old together. Campus Organizing Director of the SSA, Lyz Liddell, [Read More...]

Campus Organizing Team vs. Dazzle

  The office of August, our Executive Director, is on the floor below the Campus Organizing Team.  Sarah and I were sending group-starting packets out this morning, which was something new to both of us.  We encountered a problem with Dazzle (our postage software) and so I needed Aug to come upstairs and help. [Read more...]

To The Board!

Every week, the Campus Organizing Team kicks out an email to our student leaders with updates on important news or projects.  Sarah and I are writing that email today.  Here’s an exclusive look into that process. [Read more...]

Secularism And Eternal Vigilance

Ok, lunch break.  Thank FSM for Sarah Moglia, our events specialist, who is the only other occupant of the Campus Organizing Office today. I’m up to my eyeballs in work and she is keeping me sane.  I’m going to use a few minutes of my precious break to schedule a few peeks into my day at [Read More...]

Life Lessons In Odd Places

I’m a bleeding heart.  It’s no secret that I’ll do pretty much anything for a charitable cause I support – just ask my right calf and scalp.  However, I always hate asking people for money like when I’m tabling at conferences for the SSA or when I’m trying to squeeze every last gilded drop out [Read More...]

Let's Chat

Huh.  I admit, I have no blogs written up for today.  I was planning on spending my day adjusting to life with a pitchfork up my ass down in Satan’s barbeque.  Seriously, who could’ve predicted that Harold Camping would have been wrong?  I mean, aside from everybody. Since I was anticipating non-existence, I’ve kept my [Read More...]