Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31 2013

The Audiobook of “Bending” Is Now Available — Recorded By Me!

The audiobook version of my erotic fiction collection, Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, is now available on Audible! It’s $19.95 for Audible non-members, less for Audible members, free with a 30-day Audible trial membership. And yes — I did the audiobook recording myself! Come on… you know you want …

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Jul 31 2013

My Podcast Interview with Lilycat on FCC Free Radio!

I did a radio interview with Lilycat on FCC Free Radio last weekend, and the podcast is now up! My fellow guest was Toxicat Serena. We talked about porn, atheism, polyamory, cats, sex work, privilege, music, Twinkies, and more. Big fun was had. Enjoy!

Jul 31 2013

Announcing the Atheist Baseball Team, the Mr. Paul Aints!

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No, really. Okay, it’s just for one day. But it’s still pretty cool. Here’s the deal. There’s an atheist conference coming up soon in Minneapolis, on Saturday August 10: the Minnesota Atheists/American Atheists Regional Conference. It’s going to be a mega-spiffy event: I’m speaking there, along with PZ Myers, Hector Avalos, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Amanda …

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Jul 31 2013

Where, Indeed? My Response to Katie Engelhart’s “Where Are The Women Of New Atheism?” Piece in Salon

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I was going to sit this one out, since other people have already said most of what I was going to say on the subject. (Soraya Chemaly especially hit it out of the park, IMO.) But I’ve been asked to make a comment on Katie Engelhart’s widely-discussed “Where Are The Women Of New Atheism?” piece …

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Jul 30 2013

Trying to Apply an Insight About Depression

So I’m going through a mild depressive stretch right now, for the last couple of weeks, and I had this insight about my depression, and I wanted to share with the rest of the class and see if it resonated with anyone else. I think it’s a useful insight, but I’m having some trouble applying …

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Jul 30 2013

Secular Meditation: Flexible Discipline, Or, On Creating a Regular Practice in an Irregular Life

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So I’m working on creating a regular meditation routine. I’m running into an interesting conundrum with it. And the conundrum, like so many I run into with meditation, is bringing me some compelling insights into how I live my life… in this case, into what it means to have discipline, and what stability and security …

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Jul 29 2013

Audiobook of “Bending” Available for Pre-Order!

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The audiobook version of my erotic fiction collection, Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, is now available for pre-order on Audible! It’s scheduled for release on July 31. It’s $19.95 for Audible non-members, less for Audible members. And yes — I did the audiobook recording myself! That was an interesting …

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Jul 29 2013

Secular Meditation: The “Present Moment” Podcast/ Website

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Some of you who’ve been reading my recent writings on secular meditation have been asking me, “How can I do this myself?” “What are some good resources?” “Where can I find out more about this?” Ted Meissner — the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, and host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular …

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Jul 29 2013

5th Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco, Sept. 14!

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Mark your calendars! The 5th Atheist Film Festival is going to be in San Francisco on Saturday, September 14, at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St., a block from the 16th and Mission BART station). Festival passes are on sale now! (Tickets for individual films will go on sale August 14.) There’ll also be a …

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Jul 29 2013

Ashley Paramore (Healthy Addict) Speaks Out About Conference Assault

Ashley Paramore, a.k.a. video blogger healthyaddict (@healthaddict), has made a YouTube video describing and discussing her experience (only one of them) being assaulted at a skeptical conference. In this case, TAM. If you see any more denialist (I’m not calling it hyperskeptical any more, I’m calling it deniaist, since that’s what it is) bullshit about …

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