Monthly Archives: May 2014

Playground Themes and Childhood Dreams


In working toward my goal of visiting, and exploring the area surrounding, every Metro station in the WMATA system, I’ve done some research on what interesting things can be found in each neighborhood. (I’m convinced there’s at least something interesting … Continue reading

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Don’t Rush to Oppose a Women’s History Museum


Just before Mother’s Day, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a feasibility study on the prospect of a privately-funded women’s history museum on or near the National Mall. To be sure, support for the bill … Continue reading

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Chytrid Fungus Is a Modern Plague


A few weeks ago, I attended a humanist Passover seder. As we read the haggadah that had been adapted for our contemporary humanist community, we called out modern plagues as well as the traditional list, leading me to ask: what … Continue reading

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