Full Disclosure

Driving into work this morning I was listening to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and he had Barry Crimmins (Skaneateles native) and Bobcat Goldthwait on to discuss Goldthwait’s new documentary about Crimmins, “Call Me Lucky.” The film covers Crimmins’ experience as a comedian and political satirist but most importantly, his status as a survivor of childhood […]

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What kind of atheist am I?

The kind that doesn’t believe in god(s). Haha… Get it? Actually, it’s a broader question about how I conduct myself as a non-believer and what does that mean for how I interact with others, from the deepest believer to the most radical anti-theist. Two incidents this week have me thinking about this topic. One was an […]

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Reintroducing myself for 2015

Yeah, yeah, I know, this isn’t actually my first post of the New Year but I came across what I thought was a helpful writing exercise for bloggers and it fits into how I maintain this blog. The advice was to introduce yourself to your readers. While I suspect many, if not most, of my […]

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It’s all here in this free brochure

I was in the waiting room at my therapists office the other day (my birthday actually- kind of a strange place to find yourself on such a day, but there I was) and usually I use the five to ten minutes to scroll through Twitter, check email, that kind of thing. The other day though […]

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Dinosaurs and ghosts

I love dinosaurs and have ever since I can remember. Adults would get a kick out of three year old me answering “paleontologist” when they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. My license plate currently reads “TREXRAWR.” My younger brothers and I wore out our VHS copy of “Jurassic Park.” I […]

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Answering questions on religion, spirituality, feminism and more…

One of the blogs that I read on a regular basis is “Hessian with Teeth,” a blog by two university students that regularly delves into topics like those in the title of this post (in fact, they describe themselves by saying “This site is all about ideas”). Recently they’ve reached a milestone on their blog and […]

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Mindfulness as a business, a target and therapeutic practice

Andrew Sullivan posted an excerpt of this piece by Melanie McDonagh from the Spectator earlier in the week, and it’s obviously a subject that interests me quite a bit. I was introduced to the concepts of mindfulness through my therapy in the wake of a suicide attempt in the spring of this year, as a way […]

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Voting in Church

I’ll spare you, dear reader, of a rundown of how I voted except to say that I split my ticket among several parties and write-ins and literally nobody I voted for won (including, of course, me). No, what I want to talk about is an issue about my polling place, the wall of separation between church […]

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