Category Archives: Other

Not Leaving Her in the Lurch

A few years ago, someone I know got arrested and ended up out of communication for several weeks. There were lots of ways that this situation was tragic for him and his family, but there was one specific way that … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Grounded

Not really. Instead, I’ve been accepted as a contributing writer for a new secular parenting blog called Grounded Parents. It’s a sister blog of Skepchick, a popular blog about science and critical thinking from a skeptical and feminist perspective, so you … Continue reading

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Giving a Public Talk Tomorrow about the Ethical Navigators

The Ethical Society Mid Rivers in St. Peters heard about the Ethical Navigators group that I helped set up at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, and they want to know more. So, they asked us to give a Platform … Continue reading

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My First Radio Interview Released – I Think I Didn’t Embarrass Myself!

On July 25, my friend Andy Semler and I recorded a segment of Ask an Atheist, a local radio show from Tacoma, WA, with a national presence. The episode was released today, so it is available for anyone who wants … Continue reading

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Post Show Review

I just got back from the taping of the Ask an Atheist show that I mentioned yesterday. Well, no, that’s not quite true; I just got back from the bar after having a post-show beer with the hosts and some … Continue reading

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A Face for Radio

Ask an Atheist is a call-in radio show from Tacoma, Washingon that usually features local atheists speaking about a variety of subjects for local talk radio and an internet audience. For the summer, though, they are on tour, meeting atheists … Continue reading

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Building an Ethical Alternative for our Children

About a year ago, I started worrying about the Boy Scouts. When I was a kid, I was in the Cub Scouts for a year or two, but I quit for a reason I no longer remember, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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My Sister’s House is Famous

I just found out that this classic 1975 Pepsi commercial was filmed at my sister’s house!  They’ve done a huge remodel, so the porch isn’t there anymore, but it’s the same house.

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How St. Louis Makes use of Snow

This is right outside the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium, in the area that used to be the previous stadium. (Thanks to Matthew Porter for the image)

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My Favorite word of 2008

Recombobulation Area An area at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee in which passengers that have just passed through security screening can get their clothes and belongings back in order.

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