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Day of Remembrance for the incarceration of Japanese Americans

Today is a Day of Remembrance: the 75th anniversary of FDR's executive order to incarcerate Japanese Americans. A bunch of... (More...)

Ordinary miracles: hymns for agnostics

The other day on Facebook, Kat said something about hymns for atheists, which reminded me of a playlist I put... (More...)

Lack of condemnation doesn't equal approval

I still haven't finished writing any of the real blog posts I want to write about the Hugo situation. For... (More...)

Talking to people who are going through tough times

This post is something I've been meaning to write for years; I'm finally writing it as a starting point/background for... (More...)

Some links about Narnia

I just read a lovely, excellent piece by Molly McArdle on the joys, and failures, of Narnia. “I write as... (More...)

Muslim teen girl superhero comic is awesome

I've been seeing a lot of enthusiasm out there for the new Ms. Marvel comic-book series, starring a 16-year-old Muslim... (More...)

A future anti-religious US?

I've seen a fair number of sf stories (submitted to SH over the years) set in a future USA in... (More...)

My uncle's thriller The Kairos launches today

My Uncle Paul's novel The Kairos is now available from Amazon! (More...)

I flip my latkes in the air sometimes

At the latke party tonight, I was wondering why they were playing “Dynamite,” by Taio Cruz, a popular song with... (More...)

Same-sex marriages in NJ Jewish newspaper

The New Jersey Jewish Standard recently published a wedding announcement for a marriage between two Jewish men. And then a... (More...)

Elizabeth Moon's citizenship entry

Spent much of this morning reading comments on Elizabeth Moon's deeply unfortunate LJ entry about Islam. I was saddened by... (More...)

Happy holidays!

I'm once again engaging in my quixotic (and only half-serious) pursuit of reclaiming the phrase “happy holidays!” Shana tova and... (More...)

Happy holidays!

It's once again that time of year, when some major religious holidays and a secular holiday or two all happen... (More...)

Some interesting abortion articles

The other day, happened across an interesting article in TIME: "Finding Common Ground on an Abortion Bill," by Amy Sullivan.... (More...)

Futurism now! (Singularity, non-Singularity, and Rapture)

Just happened across a Vernor Vinge piece from early 2007 called "What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen?", presenting three... (More...)

Chasing away the agents of intolerance

I had been kind of annoyed the past few days to hear various people respond to the "Obama is an... (More...)

Dr. Who church service

"[St Paul's Church in Grangetown, Cardiff] is to host a Doctor Who-themed communion service aimed at young people. [The church]... (More...)

Ramadan begins

Among some groups, and in some parts of the world, Ramadan has already begun; among other groups and in other... (More...)

Women in Judaism

Overheard while standing in line for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, a bit of dialogue between a young... (More...)

Monotheism, Judaism, and Story

There's been a fascinating discussion lately, about religion and the stories by which we define ourselves and the universe, ranging... (More...)

Items: Shifting paradigms

Feeling a little better than yesterday, but still not up to going to work. Yesterday I didn't do nearly enough... (More...)