Writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) presents the challenge for freethinkers of any age who question tradition … the “pigeon-hole way of […]
Afterthoughts on the Afterlife
Is there really anything after life … after death? Here’s a sneak peek at my column coming this weekend: Hereafter, […]
Two New Books
Happy to announce the publication of two more books this week: One Nature Indivisible: Explorations in Freethought Eye to Eye: […]
Freethinkers can sometimes assume the role of Son of God (or Daughter, Child of God). . .at least as Hindus […]
How Can You Not Believe?
Taking this series of images of a dragonfly we hit with our car, I was awestruck by the amazing, intricate […]
Ideas are a lot like bubbles. Beliefs too? How about human societies? I have an endless fascination with these flowing […]
Not Light, but Fire
Each Fourth of July we make it a practice of reading the powerful words of Frederick Douglass spoken in Rochester, […]
Twenty Years with Thoreau
Twenty years have passed since Wilderness Press published my little book of “meditations” in 2002: Meditations of Henry David Thoreau: […]
Are YOU a Freethinker?
For a class I’m teaching on “Contemporary Freethinkers” I wrote up this little quiz. See how you do with it, […]
Guns, Gynecology & God
From my recent FB posts: Wow … Guns, Gynecology and God! The Righteously-Robed are on a theocratic roll. Now, we […]
Dammed Rivers, Damned Minds
A believing friend of mine shared this video about a river near where we lived in our youth. A dam […]
She slowly moseyed out of the forest, across the road and over the lawn to lay down in the shade […]
Another amazing neighbor building their house on ours. . .