Writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) presents the challenge for freethinkers of any age who question tradition … the “pigeon-hole way of […]
This week’s column celebrates the creative mind of Black poet Langston Hughes. It includes these lines from “Call to Creation”: […]
This Little Light
This weekend’s column shines a light on the illumination created by people who choose to act in more enlightened ways […]
The backdrop to our lives. . .
Freethought Society Essay on Burroughs Published
Thanks to Margaret Downey, President of the Freethought Society in Pennsylvania, my essay on naturalistic philosopher John Burroughs is included […]
Appalachian New Year
Missing the cold, the snow, the “real winter,” yet we never have to miss the Beauty of Nature.
This week’s column draws from a story told by a transgender rabbi, then relates that to a suicide prevention hotline […]
Thanks to crops of ideas planted, rooted, sprouting and fruiting, and thanks to readers who harvest the seeds of my […]
Sons are Born
Couldn’t resist creating this image of something I’ve thought about for years: all the innocent children, the “holy babies” and […]
Some readers may know that my birthday is Christmas Day, so I usually like to keep it low key and […]