Tag Archives: activism

Keep asking hard questions

As I wrote about earlier, Tuesday night was a huge night for the Democratic party and liberals.  Not only did Obama get reelected, but there was a huge repudiation against many GOPers who had spoken out about their pro-life positions in ways that were shocking (but consistent) with their extreme ideology. Rachel had an epic […]

grrrl meets conservative media

So I had an interesting day today. Today I had a conversation with our local talk-radio star, John Gormley.  John and I are on pretty much different sides of the aisle on many (most?) political and social issues, but today we had a moment of commonality.  Beyond our shared affection for True Blood (!!),  we […]

Fear and Prejudice on Trial

Go. Go now. Go now and watch “8”: A Play About the Fight for Marriage Equality — Jerry and I watched it tonight, and if ever there’s a church service for someone like me, this. is. it.  One of the final monologues by Martin Sheen (playing the role of the plaintiff’s attorney Ted Olsen) is […]

Happily living without religion

CFI Transnational has a new ad campaign that just kicked off today: Living Without Religion — here’s the video for the campaign: Didja catch the 2 smiling mugs at the :33 second mark?  That’s Jerry and I!  I’m very happy to lend a picture of myself to such a campaign. To hope, to care, to […]

practically pro-life

One of the most effective ways to describe why I support a woman’s reproductive choice is to show what being “pro-life” looks like, when its principles are practically applied. It’s one thing to cite the emotionally-evocative platitude of “life begins at conception” — it’s another to see what life looks like when such a talking […]

realization: size doesn’t matter

[oh I can only imagine the spammy comments that title will generate] Tonight I met with a reading group for the Saskatoon Secular Family Network that I help facilitate.  There were only 6 of us (2 of them being under 4), but we had a great time of connecting and sharing ideas/miseries associated with being […]

Ooops, I did it again…

…stirred up a little bit o’controversy, that is.  I started another Meetup group (yes, Jerry, this will be my last!). My latest foray into the atheist activist’osphere is a group I call “Reasonable Women.”  Here’s how the Meetup description reads: Why a group for atheist/agnostic/skeptic/freethinking women? After reading this BlagHag post about the troubles some […]