We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight....more
Barely into this school year and my daughter has already had another layer of innocence scrubbed away. I worry she has donned a layer of protection in its place. Vulnerability leads to some of the greatest gifts of human existence, but it is not always rewarded thusly.
After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
Last year, there was no Thanksgivikkah. Hannukah occured during its normal time of year, somewhere around Christmas. And on one cold December day, as I was walking home from the L train, a nice Hasidic man stopped me. "Excuse me, are you Jewish?" Now it just so happens that as far as the Jews are concerned I am Jewish. But since I am of the belief that you should not claim ownership of a religion that you do not actually practice, I do not agree....more
Internet, meet my Earl Grey. Earl Grey, meet the internet. Tea (Earl Grey, hot) is not what this post is about but it is enabling me to keep my eyes open. I give credit where it is due. This post is going to be about that quote up above the picture of my delicious tea. It is going to be about 'The A Word'. Atheism....more