SSA Blogathon – Update!

We hit our target! We have achieved $500! Everything we do now is beating the target!

I am blogging as part of the Secular Student Alliance’s blogathon. I am trying to aim for a blog post every so often unlike the shambolic haphazard events of Tuesday. In addition? I am accepting “requests”.

The link to the hangout is here. But the blogathon proper should start in around 2 Hours and continue at a more sedate and sane pace. (New Link! The old one crashed! Tiga’s there too so come say hello!)

If you wish to donate to the Secular Student Alliance then the link is here. And yes, you can suggest forfeits.

SSA Blogathon – Marvelous Medicine

There are often some rather impressive things in medicine. For too long medicine has stagnated in achievement mainly because the new stuff that medicine needs to achieve is “hard”.

Hannah Warren is a Korean toddler. She was born with tracheal agenesis which is a rare and normally fatal birth defect. For 2½ years she lived without a windpipe. She was unable to breathe, swallow, eat or drink unaided and lived in a neonatal intensive care unit in Seoul. [Read more…]

SSA Blogathon – Age of Kali – The Mrs. Degree

India is a land that is both modern and ancient and manages to marry the two concepts without batting an eyelash. There is no existential crisis between the most modern parts of India and the most ancient of practices. Science institutes regularly pray for a good year of research without any contradiction between science and faith.

So in a modern India you find some things that simply “don’t make much sense” to most western sensibilities. [Read more…]

SSA Blogathon – And So It Begins!

Well! The Hangout is now properly online. People are there discussing things (Smoking Meat and Swamps…) but we have a variety of things to do including playing our version of Cards (well Hangouts) Against Humanity while I blog.

Update – We are now just $5 short of the Target, so anyone who wants to round up the amount they are welcome to do so! Then we can see how high we can get!

I am blogging as part of the Secular Student Alliance’s blogathon. I am trying to aim for a blog post every so often unlike the shambolic haphazard events of Tuesday. In addition? I am accepting “requests”.

The link to the hangout is here. But the blogathon proper should start in around 2 Hours and continue at a more sedate and sane pace.

If you wish to donate to the Secular Student Alliance then the link is here. And yes, you can suggest forfeits.

SSA – Million Gods hangout now live

The SSA Blogathon by A Million Gods and Associated People (Tiga – My girlfriend may be around so you guys are welcome to come see that she is totally real and not a figment of my nerd imagination! Piano Black may also make time for this) will be online and hanging out so come say hello while I try and blog my way through to hitting the $500 mark on my fundraising goal. [Read more…]

SSA Saturday Blogathon

Today’s blogathon is over the weekend. Hopefully more of you will be about to hang out and raise money for the Secular Student Alliance and for all the good that they do.

This year I set a rather small goal for myself. Unlike the big hitter blogs, I know I don’t have a massive following to keep asking for generous donations.

So instead I set it a rather small $500 with the caveat that if we hit it people can start placing requests for forfeits. I know JT Eberhard has offered to sing a song at every presentation he does. I know Greta was offering pictures of cats.

The best I can do is this.

I have no idea what to offer up as a bribe to get you guys to donate. So make your suggestions! You can either leave them in the comments section or mail them to me

As we stand we are at $365 out of $500. Me and Tiga will be on a hangout and anyone who wants can come say hello.

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