Patients cured of Ebola by doctors is about as far from miraculous as you can get.

While militants following a “religion of peace” were busy decapitating a journalist, scientists were working on a cure for the Ebola virus.  While they haven’t come up with a cure, they are making progress – progress which has resulted in the release of the two infected Americans from the hospital: Brantly and Writebol’s releases are [Read More...]


They’re coming…with groceries. h/t Joe My God. [Read more...]

Intake paperwork is fun.

I love my new therapist (who picked my file out of the intake folder because she thought it looked interesting).  For the sake of anonymity when I write about my therapy sessions, let’s call her Katy Perry.  Katy is extremely analytical, direct and to-the-point (but still with a sense of humor), big on evidence-based therapy, [Read More...]

The Thinking Atheist: Mental Health Episode.

Man, what a great show.  I tried not to say much because Jeremiah Beene, Michaelyn, and Darrel Ray had so much good stuff to say.  Seth Andrews is just great for putting this episode together.  I hope everybody can learn something. Listen To Education Internet Radio Stations with TheThinkingAtheist on BlogTalkRadio Hear more of Jeremiah [Read More...]

One hour until my first appointment…

I’m more calm than I had reckoned I would be.  That is very unlike my first trip to the doctor when I was pretty much in hysterics… Will the meds he gives me cause me to start eating again?  Will I gain even more weight?  I can’t let that happen.  Will all my friends drift [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: more upbeat music.

My first appointment with the new therapist is in a couple hours, so I’m listening to all the happy music I can find to keep my spirits high.  Here are some of the songs on my playlist. Enjoy. It will be a day of mental health content. [Read more...]

Reminder: Michaelyn and I will be on The Thinking Atheist tonight talking about mental health!

Seth Andrews has invited my wife and I to join him on his show, The Thinking Atheist, tonight at 7pm EST to talk about mental health.  I imagine I’ll field questions about what it’s like to be a bit insane while Michaelyn will put her BS in neuroscience to work as well as try to communicate [Read More...]

That name is already in use.

I post this without any further comment.  None is needed: [Read more...]

Candidate for Congress, James Woods, sends condoms to anti-abortion activists.

Most press releases that hit my inbox are dull and boring, even if they sometimes convey important information.  But this one made me smile and I just had to share it.  Seems a few anti-abortion groups encouraged people to write letters to James Woods who is running for the House in Arizona.  In their letters [Read More...]

Can we expect legal action on the $18 million tax break Kentucky just gave Ken Ham’s ministry?

The internet is rightly abuzz with the state of Kentucky giving an $18 million tax break to Answers in Genesis (which is bad grammar, they have only one answer, “god,” and even that isn’t really an answer).  Patheos’ own Dan Arel has already covered this brilliantly, but here’s the short version (<—this whole article is [Read More...]

Louisiana Tea Party opposes common core math standards because they will turn students gay.

There’s a political battle raging in Louisiana right now over how to teach basic arithmetic.  Educators and Sen. David Vitter support the new common core standards (if you don’t know what they are, see Hemant’s write up).  Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes them for some strange reason that seems to have something to do with schools [Read More...]

Upcoming game depicts greatest terrorist threat to America as terrorists. Tea Partiers don’t like it.

A recent study by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START) performed by the University of Maryland at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security concluded that the greatest terrorist threat to America isn’t radical Muslims – it’s right wing radical groups right here in the United States.  So [Read More...]

Since 2007, we have paid congressional staffers to edit the wikipedia page for the choco taco.

I used to think that with huge constituencies to which our representatives must answer that congressional staffers were surely overworked.  Now I’m not so sure… The Twitter bot @CongressEdits has, since July 9, gleefully collected the Wikipedia edits of anonymous congressional staffers. Some of the edits are funny; some serious; some mundane. But surely none has enchanted [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Simon Belmont is a jerk.

Ok, I know not everybody has played the Castlevania games.  Long story, short: Simon Belmont is the vampire hunter who pursues and defeats Dracula in every game.  This music video kind of turns that on its head: [Read more...]