Posted inPoetry


Reading Time: < 1 minute Heat makes a rude appearance, Announcing itself in a paroxysm of fire. Homeostasis, that elusive aspiration, has been yoked by the tectonic shift of seasons. It is this announcement that propelled the insulated crust into the surface, met by disagreeable forces challenging the delicate reconstruction of its nucleus. Dry air charges with daggers, piercing the […]

Posted inThe Secular

Less grey, less white: How to reach younger, more diverse seculars

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are a social species, and we do our best work together. But without a church, synagogue, or mosque in which to congregate, secular people must depend on local, state, and national organizations to create opportunities to network. National conferences occupy an especially large role in fostering engagement. I attended the 2021 Freedom From Religion […]

Posted inSecular Symphony

What do you miss (and not miss) about religion?

Reading Time: 10 minutes I was raised Muslim in the United States with refugee parents from Bosnia and Iraq. Before entering our mosque, I washed my hands, feet, and face, removed my shoes, grabbed a prayer rug, and bowed in submission to Allah. The croons of the sheikh singing sacred Arabic syllables vibrated off of the walls in tandem with the quiet […]

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