A polymath (Greek πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas.
I fancy myself this type of person - possibly one day I will live up to it.
So many interests so little time....
Actor, Writer, Mother, Wife, Atheist, Home Educator, Secular Humanist
As I’m sure we all know, Lent is in full swing and we have successfully survived Ash Wednesday. As a former Catholic, who always wiped off my ashes as soon as church was over, I have to say that Lent seems to be a bit of a publicity stunt. Wear ashes on your head all day on Ash Wednesday. Tell everyone within earshot how close to Jesus you are by gloating about what you are sacrificing for Lent. Proclaim you… Read more
I saw this at PostSecret yesterday: Well, duh. Of course he won’t be your friend. Would you remain his friend if you found out he secretly believed he was superior to you? Would you continue being BEST friends with a person who thought you were less than a person? If you don’t support gay rights “in any way” how can you possibly lie to your BEST friend every time you call him your Best Friend? BEST friends have each other’s… Read more
Dennis Kruse, the same Indiana State Senator who wants public school students to recite the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of every day, is now sponsoring a bill that would promote Creationism in science class… and he’s getting much farther than he should be: The Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 in favor of the bill despite experts and some senators saying teaching creationism likely would be ruled unconstitutional if challenged in court. According to an article from the Associated Press,… Read more
If you read this blog (or any atheist media) and you haven’t heard about Jessica Ahlquist’s lawsuit win yet, then you probably live under a rock. Jessica, an insanely courageous 16 year-old high school student, did what some of us only dream of having the strength to do – standing up for what is right in the monstrous face of adversity and being the verbal punching bag for those who have no idea how to spell “constitutional” let alone know what it… Read more
For many, a new year often brings forth resolutions. Yes, I’ll admit, we did write some down in my family. Mostly because it’s fun to reminisce about the past year and brag be proud of how much we have accomplished… but also because we all have a “bucket list” and a new year seems as appropriate a time as any to put a few of those items in motion. Getting involved in a secular charity is one of my resolutions…… Read more