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Pinewood Derby Experiences, Part III

This is the penultimate chapter on the Pinewood Derby track a friend and I built at Edwards AFB when we had kids in Cub Scouts thirty years ago. After getting all the pieces collected, the first step was to test … Continue reading

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Back from a Wonderful Place

Nancy and I just returned from “down under.” We visited Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand. It was a bucket list accomplishment and we’ll be paying for it for a while but it was worth it. We’ll be headed for … Continue reading

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This is so wrong!

Recently, I read an article from the Huffington Post that stated that an airman was denied re-enlistment because he lined through the “so help me God” reference in his re-enlistment contract. Fearing that I was being set up by one … Continue reading

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TAM (The Amaz!ng Meeting)

This July, the JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) put on their 16th TAM (The Amaz!ng Meeting). For us, this was our 8th and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first one we attended in 2007. The theme this … Continue reading

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What the doctor means is…

The title of this article comes from an old skit made popular during the Viet Nam War. The audio skit was recorded in 1966. It involved an F-4 Phantom pilot the “Captain,” and a public affairs officer. After each question, … Continue reading

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Is there a Creator?

On occasion, there are a few minutes of spare processing time available in my brain and it wanders off to pick through scraps of well-worn thoughts. Bits and pieces are tossed in along with incomplete arguments not important enough to … Continue reading

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An Atheist in the FreeThought booth at the Tucson Festival of Books

Last weekend was a busy one. There was the Tucson Festival of Books, a presentation by Hector Avalos, and a concert by Roy Zimmerman, all of which were sponsored by FreeThought Arizona. The book faire went well with plenty of … Continue reading

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A Weekend of FreeThought Activity in Tucson

This weekend could be a busy one for the freethinkers of Tucson. FreeThought Arizona is sponsoring three individual events. On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be at the Tucson Festival of Books. Our double booth (#335 & #336) will be in … Continue reading

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Irritating a Critical Thinker

Ever heard a question like this? Question: What has four legs, two horns, gives milk and barks? Answer: Obviously, a cow. (I threw in the “barks part” just to make the question harder.) Is that exchange irritating? I’ve seen these … Continue reading

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Arizona’s SB 1062: Religious Freedom Restoration Act—Vetoed!

Arizona’s religion and politics dust ups are occasionally reported in the U.S. national news. Recently, the spotlight fell on our governor, Jan Brewer, when she was faced with signing the very controversial SB 1062. The bill had recently passed the … Continue reading

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