atheism, Mental Health

Control

Since abandoning religious thinking and refusing to entertain all woo, I have become much more successful in life... I do not have to send prayers or look for a sign to determine whether there is an action I should take. I do not send "thoughts and prayers." Rather I send labor, expertise, or good old… Continue reading Control

Holidays

Atheists Do Christmas Better

We all know this, don't we? Many years ago when my lack of faith began to have a name, understood but never spoken, I began rejecting many of the mindless rituals that continued year after year. The cookie exchange that kept everyone up late the night before, only to be greeted with the moans of… Continue reading Atheists Do Christmas Better

Activism, atheism, Uncategorized

Activism in its Infancy

I am at the same time both thrilled and ashamed. Thrilled because this week I was asked to join the planning committee for one of the biggest annual Atheist gatherings in California, and ashamed that I have not kept up the pace with either this blog or my blasphemous artwork. My final exams and critiques… Continue reading Activism in its Infancy

Activism, atheism

Training Wheels

I was excited to find out this week that one of my paintings was selected for a gallery show!  While I've had artwork featured in a campus gallery or shop window before, this is my first for-real, people-having-wine-and-cheese gallery show where a placard and price tag will be next to my piece.  I'm excited to… Continue reading Training Wheels