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Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 31, 2012 at 10:09pm

Just back, it was a blast. I will be posting a very image-rich report on the Rock Beyond Belief festival at my blog, either tonight, or probably tomorrow. Yes, that's the beginning of a glorious sunburn.

Oh, and Richard Dawkins.

Comment by Becky Glynn on March 30, 2012 at 8:17pm

Richard,  you are one lucky "dude"!  So is your young 'en.  I saw Mr. Dawkins speak in Texas in October and he is one of a kind.  He was just incredible with the kids at Camp Quest too.  Gotta love atheists!  Have a marvelous time and Rock On to Rock Beyond!

Comment by Paula T. on March 30, 2012 at 4:51pm
It's awesome that your 10-year-old stepson gets to attend the Q&A with Dawkins...and that you both get to attend the event! My son attended the Reason Rally last weekend and had the pleasure of attending a luncheon on Sunday with Dawkins. He was able to ask Dawkins a question and it put him on cloud 9.

I hope you both have an incredible time and I wish I could be there!
Comment by Tony Carroll on March 30, 2012 at 4:51pm

Very cool, my friend. Will be looking forward to a report on it, as you see fit. Enjoy, and be well.

Comment by Steph S. on March 30, 2012 at 4:47pm

That is very cool Richard. Wish I lived in NC and I could go too. Have a good time.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 30, 2012 at 4:45pm

Going to Rock Beyond Belief tomorrow, WooHoo! Two major atheist rallies in 7 days, …my 10y/o stepson gets to attend a Q&A with Richard Dawkins

Cool much?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 5:21pm

@Justalysn: I'm sorry.  I signed onto FacePalm when it first started up, and it was a ghastly experience.  Maybe they've refined it, or something, but I am beginning to resent the new development where one is required to register with them in order to comment on news articles online, and things like that. 

I guess I prefer to hang onto a little bit of privacy.  I live in a suburb of Los Angeles, and sometimes I'd like to crawl into a cave and hide, but I can't.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:47am
Justalysn, you are quite right. I live in a village of 300 odd people (that includes the outlaying farms, and a Hutterite colony), hundreds of kilometers away from my nearest family. We use Facecrack to communicate, and let each other know what is happening in our lives. This includes my brother, his son, and several cousins in England, a sister-in-law in California, and a friend in Argentina.
As well, Facecrack keeps me in touch with people I've made friends with on the Nexus, and other social web sites.
The name "Facecrack" comes from how addictive it is, and is more "tongue-in cheek", than a serious criticism.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 1:55am

@Mac and Richard: Both names are apt.  I've also heard it called "FakeBook."  "BrainFarts" seems to describe it, too. 

I tried it for a week two years ago at the request of a classmate; the only people I heard from were the reasons I've never gone to a reunion in 50 years (number 55 is coming up this year)...classmates I never liked.  Self-important socialites, etc.  And a mailbox full of spam.  No thanks.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 23, 2012 at 10:52pm
A bunch of us out this way call it "Facecrack".
 

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