This thought has been firing the synapses in my head the last few days: So much religious faith begins (and […]
Autumn wants to be Winter
This afternoon’s Wintry sky. . .with reflections in the pond preparing for ice.
Born on Christmas!
We all know WHO was born on Christmas Day, don’t we? But … you know that HE wasn’t born on […]
BOOK Your Holidays!
Ok, I’m trying to “hook” you with a catchy title here, but I’m hooked on books myself, reading, writing and […]
December 2, 1859
This is a day we all should remember the execution of a tragic character in history, a failed leader, a […]
Well, yes, I suppose that Freethinkers DO party now and then … but this piece by E.J. Dionne in the […]
There are times I miss living on the West Coast. Pacific Ocean, Redwoods and Sequoias, Sierra Mountains, and acres of […]
Radicals and Reformers
Every significant cultural, political or religious innovation has been fired up by them. In fact, every religion was founded by […]
As a life-long West Coast guy, it took a few years to appreciate Eastern forests. Now, what used to seem […]
I found this article on “Election Deniers” (WaPo) both encouraging and discouraging. You might note, as I did, the similarities to […]
Saunter in the Smokies
A few images from our walk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park yesterday. Nature, History, Nature … (and a furry […]
Baldwin on Education and Freethought
The more I read James Baldwin, the more I sense he had his finger on the national and human pulse. […]