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Carefully Taught

There is a family I want to highlight because the little girl is already so compassionate and non-judgmental that she will certainly grow into an amazing adult and probably do remarkable things.  473 more words


That Powerful Agency

We humans are fairly good at analyzing and categorizing how we behave, how we think, how we emote and the patterns involved in our general cognition. 510 more words

Atheism & Freethought

Who I am Right Now--But Only Right Now

Recently my office-mate, J, and I remarked on how plain our office is. Most of our coworkers, who have been in the job for years, have decorated their spaces with various things: pictures of their kids or pet, a tennis racket clock, a plant–what… 854 more words



People are subject to hypocrisy, confabulation and a long list of logical fallacies. This is simply how it is. This is not an attack on one person, it’s an observation of all humans. 364 more words

Atheism & Freethought

On living deliberately

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

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Parón Valley, After Dark

This post is out of order from the stream of climbing stories from the trip to Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. My mood was a little dark on this last foray into the mountains above Laguna Parón. 262 more words



A dear, longtime friend of mine came to visit with me this week. We are both going through a rough patch it seems, though our situations are very different from one another. 524 more words