Stopping off in Arkansas.

Hey everybody.  We stayed with my parents last night and will be making the rest of the trip home today: It’s so peaceful after a crazy conference, which I’ve been at since Wednesday.  I have so much I want to talk about, but for now I just want to get some rest, have a beer [Read More...]

Just checking in, and an excerpt from my talk tonight.

Hey everybody.  I’m having a blast here in Memphis.  I’ve met some really cool fans and a slew of readers of the blog.  The debate workshop with Matt Dillahunty and Jamilla Bey was a real hoot and tonight I give my talk. Here’s an excerpt from a section where I’m talking about the RFRA in [Read More...]

Your Morning Memphis Happiness- Husky Edition

I’ve been assured the convention in Memphis is going well…. so the location gives me an opportunity to introduce a certain husky from a channel I’ve followed for years…. Memphis Belle… [Read more...]

PERSONAL: I’m in Memphis.

I am at the American Atheist convention in Memphis.  I’ve already bumped into Russell Glasser from the Atheist Experience and had a few drinks with him and some other gents (and ladies) including David Fitzgerald, Dana Fredsti, Frank Zindler, and this really cool tech guy named Randy. Here I am making my move on Russell: [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: Indiana governor changes gears, won’t give up on anti-gay bill.

I just got to the Dallas airport and popped open my news feed only to see Mike Pence has defiantly pulled a 180. In a press conference that lasted all of 34 second, frustrated with the blowback Indiana has received over its RFRA, Pence said the only clarification needed was to say that if companies [Read More...]

PLANE CRASHES: Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane.

The other day I did a write up about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525.  In the post I talked about how it appeared the pilots had some degree of control over the aircraft, which made it strange that they never issued a distress call of any kind.  Now we know why: the co-pilot deliberately [Read More...]

PLANE CRASHES: A first look at the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash from this morning.

This morning a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in the area of Digne up the massive “Trois évêchés” mountains in France.  There was apparently 144 passengers, 2 pilots, and four crew, none of whom have survived.  My heart goes out to all victims of this tragedy (including a group of 16 high schools students [Read More...]

I love you, mom!

We stopped off at the Russell Stover factory in the middle of nowhere, Kansas. We scoured the on site store to find every package that said, “I love you, mom” and took pictures to send to my mother. (Click the image to make them bigger, mom) And here are some bonus pics:   Because we [Read More...]

I’m blogging from my cell phone!

580 miles to Denver!  Michaelyn is taking the first leg of the trip. Ok, not the best picture. But still, I’m blogging from a cell phone (which has more processing power than my first desktop computer). Oh my FSM the future is awesome. What should we see between here and Colorado Springs? Biggest ball of [Read More...]

PLANE CRASHES: How you could tell engine failure caused Harrison Ford’s plane crash.

When Harrison Ford’s plane crashed on the Penmar golf course, before any audio had been released or any details hit the airwaves, I had guessed it was due to engine failure.  Today that has been confirmed to be the case.  So why did I make that guess? When planes crash, the first thing investigators look [Read More...]