Me? I’m just going to sit here and cough some more, but there are a number of things you should be doing if you’re feeling better than I am.
First, if you’re in or near the Twin Cities (or don’t mind a bit of travel), sign up for the American Atheists Regional Conference in Saint Paul August 11.
Join us for an all-day Regional Atheist Conference at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in downtown St. Paul. Confirmed speakers so far are: Hector Avalos, Teresa MacBain, PZ Myers, Robert Price, Dave Silverman, Andy Thomson, and Ayanna Watson.
In addition to the conference speakers, there will be a room with books, shirts, and other merchandise. Two delicious meals are available for purchase (see below). That evening, after the end of the conference, we will have a pub crawl in downtown St. Paul.
Purchase conference and meal tickets below. Book your room reservations directly with the hotel, at the special link provided below.
Jessica Ahlquist has also been added to the lineup. There are a few tickets left at our special rate for the Saint Paul Saints game the night before, during which time they will be renamed the Mr. Paul Aints. Jerseys worn during the game will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Minnesota Atheists after the game, and custom jerseys can be ordered by email before the game for $69.00.
While you’re thinking about the Minnesota Atheists, consider donating to keep Atheists Talk radio on the air. Those of us who work on the show donate our time, but we do pay for the airtime. On our show, we interview secular activists, atheist and humanist writers, scientists in politicized fields, and artists who inspire awe in the natural world. We offer an alternative to religious Sunday-morning radio programming. We raise the profile of atheists and atheism. And we really want to keep doing all of that, even if it does mean getting up early on weekend mornings.
Then, if you haven’t yet, sign up to walk for the Light the Night event benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Today is the last day in the push to add 5,000 walkers that will result in Todd Stiefel getting a mohawk (in addition to his matching donations up to $500,000) and PZ and Hemant getting tattoos.
Then it’s time to pick a team in this year’s battle to raise funds for Camp Quest. PZ used some dirty tricks to lose last year. JT and others have put together a team this year that may be able to do it fair and square, depending on where you decide to throw your support.
Then go do something fun outside, while I take a nap.