Mindy wrote a new post, Skepchick Sundaylies! Tofu Turkey, FDA Blood Ban, Atheist Hanukkah, and a Tribute to Stella Young, on the site Skepchick 5 years, 7 months ago
Sunday Funny: The limits of blind trials. (via xkcd)
The Physics Philes, lesson 123: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Oh My!
Mindy explores the ways in which energy is transferred as […]
A lot of Indians celebrate Christmas, even if they’re not Christian, FWIW.
My wife (jewish) and I (atheist) have created a good ritual for ourselves at Hannukah. We light candles, she recites prayers, and then I read something meaningful I’ve found on the web. I’ve collected a bunch of stories over the years – the story of a menorah rescued during the holocaust, a funny poem about jewish folk heading out for Chinese food on Christmas, the story of a human encounter when a woman lit a menorah in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead show.
As an ex-Catholic, I’ve had enough dead rituals to last a lifetime. But I appreciate when people make an effort to create their own, human rituals that are meaningful to them.