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Tag Archive: SSA Week

Jun 14 2012

Moar Blogathoning – Jeremy, Daniel, Rachel!

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The blogathon-ing continues full speed ahead! Today is a special day for me because about one week ago I conned asked my buddy Jeremy Witteveen if he’d be interested in participating in a blogathon fundraiser for SSA, and he said yes, probably because he was drunk or hadn’t had coffee yet or something. Today is …

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Jun 12 2012

6 O’Clock BS: SSA Week Progress

Guess what happened today? See that blue widget thing in the right sidebar? The one that tells us how much moolah the Secular Student Alliance has raised since it started back on June 6th? Today it crossed the $60,000 mark. Woo-hoo! I believe I am all recovered from my blogathon on Saturday and Sunday. That …

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Jun 10 2012

O Hai, Sun!

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The sun’s up! When did that happen? Well we did it – the last post of the Biodork Blogathon! And I do mean we. It wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you, and your encouragement kept me going through the slow parts. I’ll see you again on Monday. Now it’s bed time. This …

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Jun 10 2012

Why I’m Still Here

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I got to see Lyz Liddell’s talk “The Unstoppable Secular Students” during the Midwest Freethought Festival this April in Madison, Wisconsin. Lyz stressed that there are many challenges that secular students face. It’s not just the headline-grabbing resistance from administrators that students face when they try organize themselves. Secular students face stigmas attached to non-theists from students and teachers, …

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Jun 10 2012

Aaron’s Story

Aaron donated $20 to SSA and requested that I tell a story about him using the five following words: Fabulous, Regular, Apples, Cookies, Grin Thanks for the challenge, Aaron! Here’s your story. *************** In a future far distant from our own, after human civilization had risen and evolved and fallen and adapted and risen again, …

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Jun 10 2012

Twiddles fingers.

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I spent 10 of my last 30 minutes trying to make my laptop camera do what I want it to do. I think I’ll need an external mic to get a decent volume on recorded videos. Blarg. I spent another 10 minutes arguing with myself about whether to try to do a thoughtful post, or …

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Jun 10 2012

Atheist Pig to the Rescue!

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I love Atheist Pig. I’m not just looking at Atheist Pig and saying I love it. I LOVE Atheist Pig. If you don’t read The Atheist Pig ALL THE TIME then you are missing out, at least some of the time. Please … if you’re awake out there (it’s 4am CST) … please give some …

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Jun 10 2012

Minnesota Atheists at the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally

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On Friday a group of Minnesota Atheists gathered at the Federal Courthouse to counter-protest the ineptly named Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally. Don’t let the name fool you; it’s run by pro-life groups who want get the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) repealed. Simple as that. No fancy wording needed. They’re calling …

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Jun 10 2012

Two Steps From Hell

Awwww yeah. I needed a little of this right now. I think JT introduced me to to this video. Thanks, man. This is saving my ass right now. I may listen to this on repeat for the next three hours. Now let’s go write about activism! This is post 43 of 49 in the SSAweek …

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Jun 10 2012

Louise’s Story

I have two stories to write this evening. Morning. Whatever. This was one of the reader challenges I put out into the cosmos to raise  money for the SSA during my blogathon: Tell me to write about YOU! Do you want me to write a story about you and how badass, sweet and mild-mannered, supervillany or …

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