Category Archive: Personal

Jun 05 2014

Another old picture


If you think I was cute in that

Jun 04 2014

It’s been a family day


I’m neglecting the blog because I’m hanging out with my mother and sisters, which means…getting all sentimental and going through the old photo albums. I’ve now got a whole series of photos illustrating the evolution of the beard. I thought you might be amused to see what I looked like in my teens going on …

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Jun 04 2014

More Seattle socializing

We’re meeting clandestinely on Friday, but the Humanists of Washington have also organized a meetup after my talk at Town Hall on Thursday. Join everyone here: Elephant & Castle 1415 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA

Jun 03 2014

Shhh. It’s secret. A Seattle secret.

I’m heading off to Seattle today, and I’ll be speaking at Town Hall on Thursday. I’m also planning on a get-together with Ophelia and other interested parties on Friday evening, somewhere in the city, but I’m not announcing where in public — intrusive trolls are even worse in the world of meat than they are …

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May 31 2014

Best venue name ever

In August, I’ll be speaking in Edinburgh, and the details of the event are emerging. I’ll be speaking at The Banshee Labyrinth at 7:50 on 14 August. I like the name. I think that if you get lost looking for it, all you have to do is scream.

May 12 2014

A little bit of good news

I opened my mail, and there was my very first royalty check from The Happy Atheist. Whoa, I said. Whoa. I guess a lot of you bought copies. Thanks! Buy some more! You know the paperback edition is out now, right? Part of this is getting sunk into buying some gear for the lab — …

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May 07 2014

I don’t even know where it is, but I’m going to be there!


Right after my fun weekend at the World Humanist Congress, I’m heading off to Hebden Bridge. It’s somewhere in England, I hear. I just looked it up: north of Manchester, about a 4.5 hour train ride from Oxford. And Edinburgh is 4 hours north of that; I’m hoping to pop in there, too. I expect …

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May 05 2014

Let me just leave you with this quote…it’s a busy day

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on the craptastic Sunday pundit shows, and broke through the pretentious backpatting to say something interesting. Well, this is a problem. I did a little bit of research, more whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism. That’s why we don’t have — that [sic] why we have shows like Ghostbusters and …

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May 02 2014

Mystery engagement tonight

I’m heading in to the Twin Cities tonight, to join a panel on approaches to science education for the public. I haven’t seen any advertising for it, I was told that there were some other panelists, but that their involvement was tentative. I was asked by the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists to do this, …

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Apr 29 2014

What happens when you accuse racists of being racist?


You get mail. Nicely written, printed letters in the mail. And they confirm everything I said. So a lot of Fox News viewers have been writing to me lately, expressing their outrage that I would dare to suggest that racist newspapers out to be thrown off campus. And a great many of them have another …

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