An exercise in excuse-making

While I’m in Tennessee, I’m staying with a lovely couple in Murfreesboro.  Gayle, the beautiful, intelligent half of that pairing is a health nut, personal trainer, and massage therapist.  She will soon begin writing a weekly post for this blog on fitness. Eliott, the other half, was a basketball player back before the discovery of [Read More...]

Let's all kick ass today!

Tell ‘em, Spongebob! [Read more...]

Ten years later…

When I got out of work on September 11, 2001, my father called me and told me to remember where I was that day and everything else about it: what I thought, who I talked to, etc., because one day my children would ask me. When I speak to others who were in school that [Read More...]

Protected: Modeling

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [Read more...]

I am the not-so-proud owner of a Shake Weight

I love working at the SSA.  Jesse Galef, our Communications Director, got me a cane for my birthday.  Today I received a belated gift from our Resource Coordinator, ‘Imperator’ Nick Stancato. I feel buff already.  Sadly, the web site for the Shake Weight is very…what’s the word…fey? Shake Weight® Utilizes New Workout Technology Called Dynamic [Read More...]

What a trip!

I recall a family camping trip in my youth when the mother of all thunderstorms hammered our camping area for three straight days, raising up the river significantly and washing some of our possessions away before dad and I went out into the downpour to pull our remaining gear/canoes sixty feet up the shore.  Because [Read More...]

Off to the wilderness!

I am in Covington, Kentucky right now.  Tomorrow I will set off with and old friend, Cambridge, and her husband to the Red River Gorge.  We plan to  hike, swim, and climb shit all day and then sleep out under the stars.  It will be glorious.  Maybe, for irony’s sake, I’ll take a jog out [Read More...]

Time marches on

I’m thirty.  It’s a birthday with a zero in it.  I’ve come a long way from here: But it’s not so bad, right?  I mean, not time for my mandatory colonoscopy quite yet.  I’ll just wake up and check my facebook like a young person… Ok, that’s just a coincidence.  No big deal. I get [Read More...]

Fun at a conference

The day I’m too ‘mature’ for this stuff is the day I’m done with life. I’m going to take the stage later today to give a very angry talk – and I am angry about a lot of things.  There’s a lot to be angry about.  We need little breaks like these to smile. [Read more...]

Because we are five…

Greta Christina and I are up in my room for the Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference catching up.   Jen McCreight, the last remaining member of the Wonder Triplets ™ will be arriving shortly.  This is what awaits her when she does. (Click the image to hugify it) The eyeball you see peering out of the [Read More...]