August 31, 2020

By James A. Haught A marvelous asset surrounds millions of Americans. Part of the public ignores it, but a significant group cherishes it. I’m talking about the lush forest covering vast regions, including eighty percent of my state, West Virginia. For woods-lovers, the forest is an enticing lure that’s freely available, almost everywhere you look. Appalachia is engulfed in nature, with countless shady trails along deep ravines or winding among tall trees that rise like pillars of a temple. Woodland… Read more

August 28, 2020

Rae visits a part of the Pacific Republic whose inhabitants live close to nature. Read more

August 26, 2020

We may soon see another venerable faith go extinct before our eyes. Read more

August 24, 2020

Science wins every showdown, constantly undercutting religion’s supernatural dogmas. Read more

August 21, 2020

On board a train heading into the city, Rae learns about the role of money in the Pacific Republic. Read more

August 19, 2020

The epitome of rules-are-for-the-little-people, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do Elmer Gantryism. Read more

August 17, 2020

The religious edifices that dominate city skylines are a graphic testimonial that humanity lives with myths. Read more

August 14, 2020

Rae begins to learn about the impossible city in which she’s found herself. Read more

August 12, 2020

Conspiracy believers have concocted a self-contained alternate reality where Trump is a hero and everything is going according to plan. Read more

August 10, 2020

Racism is much stronger among America’s white Christians than among churchless whites – and it always has been. Read more




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