Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day

I am of an age to remember when Memorial Day was always observed on May 30th. Flags were raised to half-staff in the morning, there were services in some places and visits to local cemeteries. I seem to remember a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Chaplains and Religion in the Military

I was a little put off with the stories on consecutive days about whether or not military chaplains would/could/should perform same-sex marriages in base chapels. I don’t see a particular need for military chaplains to perform marriages at all, and … Continue reading

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Musing on Passionate Atheism

Here’s the thing that I don’t get  about activist atheists: why do they care so much? I understand theists being passionate in defense of their irrational beliefs. Life is hard and death is (at least) intimidating. In order to avoid … Continue reading

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Alabama Tornadoes

I want to share a little of my experience in the Red Cross response to the tornadoes in Alabama on April 27th. The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) assigned to our Chapter* came back from Eastern North Carolina on Sunday morning, … Continue reading

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