Many thanks for the welcome, Terence. I am glad to be here! In my day job as a staff murse, I find myself getting ever more frustrated at how religion is accommodated rather than challenged, especially as I work with adolescents who sometimes have a very screwed up view of the world indeed, largely due to the effects of religion.
Regarding "chief interests": Way back in high school, I was a runner; Cross Country in Autumn (a 2 mile race), Track and Field in the Spring (800 meters). I have sampled several other sports. To stay in shape now; walk, not aerobics, but something near to it. I enjoy learning a variety of things: frisbee golf, knitting, gardening, canoeing, better methods to teach my dog the basics, Arts and Crafts era, some computer things, to name a few. College degree: Therapeutic Recreation. Actual job experiences: Office Manager for a construction company, para educator and then substitute teacher for the schools. I have enjoyed the challenge of dealing with the ups and downs of the job of parenting my one child. I am readying myself to facilitate a 6 week course based on the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (maize lish).
Anything we have in common in that short list?
Without face-to-face interaction, this is not easy knowing when to stop, or what direction to go.
Thank you very much. I will look you up on facebook. I'll consider the ORIGINS group, but I'm no expert by any means in any field, and I might feel out of place among what are most probably highly intelligent people.
Thank you, I appreciate the welcome and am glad to now be part of Atheist Nexus. There's something I'm puzzled about though, although you are possibly not the person to solve the puzzle, but perhaps you'd be kind enough to pass my query on to the appropriate member. Robert Hatfield emailed me a while back and convinced me that i should advertise my book "NO GOD! 400 FAMOUS ATHEISTS AND AGNOSTICS PLUS 60 INFAMOUS THEISTS!" An antidote for America's religiosity!
So...about two weeks ago I emailed him my add and payment via PayPal.PayPal have paid out but I've had no response to any of my emails!
Has he got the flu? Has he gone to "Heaven"?! Or just overworked?