Category Archives: Skepticism

Getting Ready for Camp Quest AZ 2017

In February, I mentioned that we’ll be building Beetle Bots at Camp Quest AZ in June. These machines are simple but they scurry around a floor like a manic Roomba. They bang into things, turn, and scurry off in another … Continue reading

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Brother Jed is in Town

Every year about this time, Brother Jed (Smock) comes into town. Honestly, I like him and his wife Cindy. They’ve been following the weather around the country to various universities for a long time. I first saw him at the … Continue reading

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Interesting Times, the Battle of the Bulge, and Another Take on Atheism?

“May you live in interesting times.” Apparently we’re living under “the Chinese curse” and will continue to do so for quite a while. It is often difficult to stay apolitical. I usually only allow partisan discussions in my group when … Continue reading

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Camp Quest AZ 2016

This will be my third time attending as a programs counselor and this year’s Camp Quest Arizona is going to be great! My first year was in 2014 and I wrote about it, after the fact. Registering at the last … Continue reading

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“I Believe in UFOs 100%.”

I just lost a member of the community today. Apparently, the subject of UFOs came up during a wine tasting party and she was upset that I dismissed the subject in such a mocking manner. Here’s her note: I believe … Continue reading

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Another Successful Camp Quest AZ

Camp Quest AZ 2015 ended a week ago. All 55 campers and 18 staff members survived the ordeal and are better for the experience. The campsite is the James 4-H Camp at Mingus Springs in the Prescott National Forest. At … Continue reading

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Plans for a New Year

2014 is over. We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. …and it’s references like these that helped me lose my open mic audiences at Laff’s during the 9 times I appeared there last year. Yes, the audiences sadly … Continue reading

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