Lonely for a Time: Poetry by Teagan Wood

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One of my favorite things is meeting a new writer, especially one who is not only new to me, but new to the whole scribbling scene. I was introduced to Teagan Wood a couple of weeks ago while in Seattle on business. An initial sampling of her poetry left me happily, if somewhat elusively, impressed. […]

Empowering Un-Belief: An Interview with Amanda Knief

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Amanda Knief is the National Legal and Public Policy Director for American Atheists. She directs American Atheists’ policy advocacy, legal strategy, and serves and In-House Counsel. Ms. Knief earned her JD at Drake University, and has a BS in journalism from Iowa State University. She is the author of The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual […]

You Keep Using that Word…

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With the rise of Facebook, the word meme has crept, almost 40 years after it was coined, into our popular vernacular. Trouble is, most of what we see labeled “memes” are not, strictly speaking, deserving of the appellation. The following is my (probably ill-advised) attempt to throw a little light on the subject. Background: The […]