Being a Humanist Grandparent

I recall a brief conversation I had with my then 8-year old grandson. It went like this: Grandson: Grandpa Bob, I have a real good friend. Me: That’s wonderful! Who is it? Grandson: Jesus is my... Read More

Being a Humanist Mom

The subject of religion was not given much consideration in my childhood. Neither of my parents were religious. Even my great grandfather, who’d emigrated here from Italy as an adult, was said to have proclaimed,... Read More

The Inner Life of Humanists

I see humanism as having four dimensions; the intrapersonal, the interpersonal, the societal, and the global. We may gravitate toward one dimension or another, but a mature humanism asks us to consider all the dimensions... Read More

Overcoming Hidden Biases

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968, an unintended consequence of the Civil Rights movement still gets little attention. The movement so transformed the way we thought about the... Read More

We Are All Where We Belong An Interview with Quiet Company’s Taylor Muse

Music with obvious humanistic themes is a rare find in today’s indie-rock scene. Of course, messages of reason and compassion appear in small doses across popular culture. But entire concept albums featuring great rock music... Read More

Going Anti-Postal What kind of nation won’t fund a Post Office?

There was a time not too long ago when mantles lined with Christmas cards were as ubiquitous as Christmas trees, when birthdays bestowed us with similar arrays, when the letter carrier would regularly visit our... Read More