Haven’t heard a better whistle to wake us up to Wisdom, Common Sense and Reason. This Seattle Times article is unsettling. “[University of Washington Prof.] Starbird argues in a new paper, set to be presented at a computational social-science conference in May, that these “strange clusters” of wild conspiracy talk, when mapped, point to an […]Read More What’s True (how do you know)?
Some would follow the paved and pious way to the golden city in the sky. Others would follow the yellow brick road. I prefer to follow the winding mountain paths rooted in the earth.Read More Following the Rooted Paths
This is pretty close to what I would want for my ashes. (Borrowed from The Friendly Atheist)Read More The Perfect Secular Obituary
Not easy to tell right now what season this is. We’re confused along with the birds and bears and blossoms. Flowers emerge. . .only to wake up wrapped in a blanket of snowblossoms! Almost forgot: it’s the Season of Beauty, again!Read More Wintring or Sprinter?
Beauty is beginning to “spring up” all around. Winter and Spring seem to be in some competition over which can surprise us the most. A clear, sunny, windy day. . .turns to a freezing morning of swirling snowflakes. A drive up the Blue Ridge through dry open forests. . .and around a turn we find […]Read More Another Season for Reason
I understand the deep human desire to worship something or someone. Something or Someone MUST be “greater” and deserves our adoration, devotion, prayer and praise, right? Since leaving faith on a fallen log by the trail long ago, I no longer have the need to worship something. Respect for life and the natural world is […]Read More Why I Don’t Worship Nature