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Jan 25 2013

Impersonations

A short headsup: it’s been brought to my attention that a person out there is pretending to be me. They’re pointing at this site and claiming that they are Brian Lynchehaun, and including the above photo in their email correspondence. Putting aside the (clearly insane) notion that being this particular Brian Lynchehaun improves your odds …

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Jan 21 2013

Trying something a little different this week

Hey all, There’s an idea I’ve been kicking around inside my head for a couple of weeks, and I’ve decided I’m going to try and get it all down here this week. Unlike my regular pattern of posting, this week will be far more chaotic in terms of frequency and post length. I’m hoping to …

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Jan 14 2013

Catching up, and a study in contrasts

Hey all, I was in Kamloops and Kelowna this weekend giving talks, so I didn’t have much time for blogging. I’ll get caught up soon, but for now (if you missed it), be sure to read Edwin’s post from late Friday. Also I want to relate a quick story that I think is pretty cool. …

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Jan 09 2013

Shades of Black Atheism

Bridget Gaudette, co-founder of Secular Woman and blogger at EmilyHasBooks has started a series called “Shades of Black Atheism” where she has invited black atheists to share their stories. This week, the subject of her series is lil’ ol’ me: Twenty-eight years old and living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ian was raised as a Roman …

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Jan 03 2013

Kiva Project Update: January 2013

Hey all, Beginning of the month means Kiva time. Given the total lack of commentary in December about my proposal to change the way these loans operate, I’ve gone ahead and allowed the $546.23 that this blog has loaned in the past year (that’s $716.23 in total revenue minus $170 donated to charity instead of …

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Dec 28 2012

Some random thoughts on blogging

A bit of a brag here: this blog just passed the million hits mark at FTB (technically, I got a million cumulative hits a few months back), and insofar as that makes this a “successful blog” or something, this advice may be helpful. Freethought blogs has just gone through its third round of a formal …

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Dec 27 2012

Vanity Thursday: Don’t Look Back in Anger

Around this time of year, television stations are flooded with “Year in Review” features. My personal favourite year-in-review things are created by a rapper called Skillz who does a yearly feature called “The Rap-Up” (although this year’s version is pretty… meh). My personal practice is to reflect on the past year around my birthday rather …

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Dec 25 2012

Merry Whatever

Hey folks, just want to let you know that I am currently celebrating Christmas in Toronto with my family, which means that my traditional blogging vacation is on. I will have new stories for you in the new year, including an account of my experience at an #IdleNoMore rally, a first-ever (for the blog) book …

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Dec 18 2012

Upcoming speaking gigs in January (Kamloops/Kelowna)

Hey all, Just a quick note for any folks living in the British Columbia interior – next month I will be giving a pair of presentations in Kamloops and Kelowna on the 12th and 13th of January respectively. The Kamloops crowd will be getting some info about the HPV vaccine and how to sift through …

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Dec 14 2012

Movie Friday: FAN MAIL!

A picture of me giving a 'thumbs up', holding a sign that says "I

Ohmygosh you guyse, I am just super excited. I was poking around in the dashboard of this site yesterday, and I noticed that I was getting a lot of hits from a Youtube video. Seeing as it is highly unusual for me to get referrals from Youtube, I clicked on through to see what was driving …

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