• America
  • Free to Discriminate

    Kaleesha and I were discussing this recent attempt in Missouri to introduce a “right to refuse service” religious freedom bill yesterday and it occurred to me that there might be some merit to the idea. But it would come with a requirement. Allow business owners to discriminate but require a sign in several prominent places […]

  • Skepticism
  • A Credulous Mind

    “A credulous mind… finds most delight in believing strange things, and the stranger they are the easier they pass with him; but never regards those that are plain and feasible, for every man can believe such.” — Samuel Butler, Characters (1667-9) Excerpted from Carl Sagan’s Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

  • Astronomy
  • Supernova!

    Animation showing SN 2014J Around January 19th a new supernova was detected in the night sky. Dubbed SN 2014J, the supernova is visible from the northern hemisphere in M82, a galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Consider, M82 is 12 million light years away so this explosion actually happened 12 million years ago but it […]

  • Freelance
  • Standing Desk Experiment

    I’ve read about this a bit and have decided I’ll be experimenting with a standing desk for a month or two. I know I’ve felt for far too long that I sit/recline too much and recently I’ve been doing a lot more freelance graphic design which has meant more work at the desk. Looking forward […]

  • Christianity
  • Actually reading the Bible

    I’ve been reading the 1st draft of Kaleesha’s book and just about finished. She concludes with a kind of endnotes regarding her exploration of 14+ year exploration of Christianity and religion. At the end so that those that don’t want to be bothered with reading the details about religion don’t have to… I have to […]