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

What about Hope?

The middle-aged woman in a dark red sweater looked withdrawn and forlorn. I had been answering questions from the audience after presenting a talk called "Humanism As a Source of Inspiration and Meaning." She raised... Read More

Raising the Flag

I find myself needing to tell a simple story, one that highlights my family, my community, and the everyday reality of being a humanist at heart and in life. Sitting down for dinner one evening,... Read More

Questions for Door Knockers

They’ve searched for you. They’ve come to your door and knocked. Oh, you might not have answered. Maybe you hid in your bedroom, or peaked through the curtains, but they came nonetheless. You’ve seen them... Read More

The Poison Cure

Dr. Anna looked down at my blood test results, looked up at me, and then looked back at the test results. “It’s impossible,” she said. “No one can look as good as you do or... Read More