It's just so beautiful…

I rant a lot about the world – specifically the people in it.  So often they exhibit the worst of humanity.  They are shallow, careless about reason, and so many other qualities that fall short of the minimum we should expect from ourselves.  It’s sometimes so frustrating pointing these things out and begging for improvement [Read More...]

Fun at #SSA2011

Here’s the mashup of my experience at the SSA Leadership Conference 2011.  It includes singing Les Miserables in the style of blues with Dan Barker owning faces on the piano, waxing one of my legs, shaving my head, and godless karaoke with the masses (including Sarah Moglia, Jen McCreight and Greta Christina). Overall, it was [Read More...]

I live!

Ugh…sorry about the cobwebs around this place.  The 2011 SSA Leadership Conference has owned my soul for the last six days.  But my last airport run has been made and I’m just settling down back at my hizzy. Overall it was a phenomenal experience.  Over 200 attendees present made it the biggest secular conference for [Read More...]

Living the dream, because it sure feels like one…

My parents were on the road this weekend seeing a boxing match.  My father sent me this email upon their return. So, I’m checking out of the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven motel in Springfield this morning and the desk clerk pulls up my bill and says, “Oh!  Are you related to JT Eberhard?” [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist, the tiny giant

Jessica Ahlquist is the high school student fighting her school’s administration to have a Christian prayer banner removed from the gymnasium at her school.  I first met her in April, at the American Humanist Association’s national convention in Boston where Jess received a standing ovation from all those in attendance. Yesterday Jess wrote about the [Read More...]

Morning ramblings from a guy who knows little about the subject matter

“I don’t think, honestly, that we’re an animal built to be happy.  We’re an animal that was built to reproduce.  I think the happiness we find, we make.” ~ Helen Fisher, neuroscientist I just saw a snarky video by Rebecca Watson titled “Dating Advice”.  I lol’d.  It reminded me of one of my favorite TAM [Read More...]

Protected: Reclaiming a piece of my dignity

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And I thought my jokes were bad…

The summary from my weekly report at work this week, in which I spent most of the week frazzled to the extreme getting things in order for the SSA’s 2011 Annual Conference, which will demolish all previous attendance records. This conference deserves a better class of organizer, and I’m gonna give it to ‘em. You [Read More...]

Protected: The dark side is easily more seductive

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Feed me!

It’s Saturday.  Nothing in the world is pissing me off too much.  On top of that, I’m feeling pretty good – which is the first time since the incident a few weeks ago.  Self-image is good, and I’m just laying around like an unshowered sow listening to music. So let’s get some conversation going, since [Read More...]