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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 18 2013

The Freethought Blogs Light the Night Team! With Dares and Forfeits!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk logo

So Freethought Blogs has gotten onto the Foundation Beyond Belief/ Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation Light the Night bandwagon! And I’ll be doing ridiculous dares and forfeits to encourage y’all to donate! (As will at least some other Freethought Bloggers — Ed Brayton is already soliciting suggestions on Facebook.) We’ve started a virtual team, which basically …

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Sep 18 2013

Blog Break Cat Photo

Comet

I’m going into writer hibernation and taking a blog break through October 31, while I finish my next book, “Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” In the meantime, here is a cat photo. I’ve pre-scheduled at least one cat photo for every day of my break, so …

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Sep 17 2013

Blog Break Cat Photo

Houdini

I’m going into writer hibernation and taking a blog break through October 31, while I finish my next book, “Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” In the meantime, here is a cat photo. I’ve pre-scheduled at least one cat photo for every day of my break, so …

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Sep 16 2013

Blog Break Through October 31

Talisker

I finally signed the book contract with Pitchstone (publishers of the print edition of “Why Are You Atheist So Angry?”) for “Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” Which is hugely exciting! But it means I now have to finish actually writing the thing. So I’m going into …

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Sep 16 2013

Greta Speaking in San Francisco, Sacramento, SF Again, Stanford, Akron OH, Tacoma WA, and Springfield MO

perverts put out logo

I have some speaking/ reading gigs coming up in the next couple of months, in San Francisco, Sacramento, SF Again, Stanford, Akron OH, Tacoma WA, and Springfield MO. The events include Perverts Put Out, Sacramento Freethought Day, Litquake in the Castro, The Sexy Secular Conference, CFI Summit — and, of course, Skepticon! Hope to see …

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Sep 15 2013

Secular Meditation: Is This Practice Making Me “More Buddhist”? Take One Guess

So I got this comment from sciamannata on my recent post, Secular Meditation: The Serenity to Accept What Could Be Changed, But Doesn’t Actually Need to Be: You are becoming more Buddhist every day …and I have stopped arguing with you in my head about this — especially while I am trying myself to meditate …

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Sep 15 2013

Lynda Barry’s “The Stages of Reading”

Lynda Barry Stages of Reading 7 and 8

A truly wonderful comic by Lynda Barry, on the 20 stages of reading, from infancy onward. I can think of a couple of other stages that aren’t here, though: Somewhere between #9 and #12: First adult book — not sexy book necessarily, “adult” as in “not written for kids” — that you read and at …

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Sep 14 2013

Fashion Friday on Saturday: Atheist Shoes

Shoes

There was some fabulous fashion at the Director’s Reception (tonight? last night? what do you call it when it’s after midnight but you haven’t gone to sleep yet?) for the 5th Atheist Film Festival. (Happening today, Saturday, September 14 — you can still get tickets at the door.) In particular, there were loads and loads …

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Sep 13 2013

Coming Out Atheist — I Need Your Stories and Advice

NOTE: If you already replied to this request when I first made it back in May, there’s no need to reply again, unless your answers have significantly changed. I have all the old replies. I’m just doing one more round of collecting stories before I finish up the book. I’m writing a new book — …

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Sep 12 2013

This Is Why We Speak Out: Richard Dawkins Apologizes for Statements on Childhood Sexual Abuse

Content alert: chidhood sexual abuse. This is why we speak out about these things. Richard Dawkins has apologized for his earlier statements on childhood sexual abuse. I cannot know for certain that my companions’ experiences with the same teacher were are brief as mine, and theirs may have been recurrent where mine was not. That’s …

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