Five years ago this month, Carol and I drove across the land known as America. From San Francisco, California to […]
Love of Books and Stories
Highly recommend this essay by Salman Rushdie in the NYT: Ask Yourself Which Books You Truly Love “It is an […]
After their long “sojourn of stillness” in the ground, the cicadas are returning to the Blue Ridge Mountains (actually, they’re […]
I remember being drawn to elements of Stoicism even in my evangelical college. It’s not as simplistic as some present […]
Faces of Faith (and Freethought)
Whose Faces come to mind when you think of Faith or Freethought? Are these the Faces of Faith you picture: […]
What is Secular?
On my mind. . . Who defines these things, like secular, freethought, humanism, atheism? Some might question my definitions, but […]
A-faith, not Anti-faith
At times I can be very critical toward religious faith. I am not shy calling out Nonsense dressed as Religion […]
Act as if there were No God
Here’s a sneak peek at this weekend’s “Highland Views” column: “When to Act as if There Were No God” Stories […]
Freed from a Creed
Can We Be Freed from a Need for a Creed? Growing up in a small Presbyterian church north of Seattle, […]
Way of Wonder
Today’s column on the fragile things, like us, that may be stronger (and more wonderful) than we realize: Wasps, Willows, […]
Big Brother or Big Sister?
I guess a lot of us need a Big Sister or Brother. Maybe we need a Strict Parent, at least […]
Great Book Review!
So much appreciate this wonderful review on Patheos! Friendly Freethinker – Book Review “I whole-heartedly recommend Friendly Freethinker to anyone […]