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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 28 2014

Bits and Pieces

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Assorted bits and pieces of news that I’ve been meaning to blog about: FtBConscience 2, the online Freethought Blogs conference, is happening this weekend! You can watch sessions live and even participate by sending in questions and being part of the chat rooms, and you can also watch sessions later, as they’re all being recorded. …

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Jan 24 2014

Brief Blog Semi-Break

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So I was traveling for a few days, and then I was sick for a few days, and now I have two magazine deadlines in the next week, plus the final proofreading on Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why has to be done by February 3. So …

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Jan 17 2014

Greta Speaking in Pittsburgh, PA and Campbell, CA!

I’ve added some dates to my upcoming speaking schedule! I’ll be speaking in Pittsburgh, PA at Carnegie Mellon on Monday, February 10, on the topic of Atheism and Sexuality. And I’ll be speaking in Campbell, CA on Wednesday, April 30, on the topic of Coming Out Atheist. Here are the details of all my upcoming …

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Jan 16 2014

Would You Have Sex with a Robot?

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Ads for the computer love story Her are everywhere, and it makes me wonder about the ethics of sex robots. Would I ever have sex with one? Or would I find it ooky and gross — in a moral sense, but also aesthetically and erotically? Here’s what I decided. I certainly don’t have any objections …

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Jan 13 2014

Secular Meditation: “If you can’t meditate for twenty minutes a day…”

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“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” -Zen proverb Almost as soon as I started meditating, I started hearing this proverb. It pops into my mind now and then: usually when I’m struggling with (or simply looking at) how to …

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Jan 11 2014

Charlotte, NC Added to Greta’s Speaking Tour!

The info for the Charlotte leg of my upcoming speaking tour of the Carolinas has just come in! CITY: Charlotte, NC DATE: Saturday January 18 TIME: 5:00 pm LOCATION: Cone Center Room 341, University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus HOSTS/SPONSORS: Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help …

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Jan 10 2014

Greta Speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, SF Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA!

I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up — one of them very soon! In the next few months, I’ll be speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, San Francisco Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA. If you’re in any of these places, I …

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Jan 04 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club Jan. 7 — and Godless Perverts Story Hour Feb. 1!

The Godless Perverts have some fun stuff coming up! Our “hanging out and schmoozing over coffee and food” Social Club is this Tuesday, and our next Story Hour, the “readings/ performances/ entertainment” branch of the Godless Perverts empire, is coming up on February 1. Tuesday, January 7, is the next Godless Perverts Social Club — …

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Jan 02 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” Is Done!

It is finished. Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why is done. I just sent the typesetter-ready version to the publisher. It’ll need one more round of proofreading before it goes to press. And I’ll need to start on publicity and promotion pretty much right away. (To some …

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