I enjoyed you Humanist Thought for 11/8/2011. Mentally preparing for the worst-case-scenario sounds morbid at first blush, but is a very good tool for dealing with worry. And since the worst case almost never happens, it helps us see that our lives are, in fact, quite good.
Jennifer, just listened yesterday to your interview with Swoopy on Skepticality. I'm looking forward to purchasing your book and learning more about what you have to say. You have such a great attitude and outlook on life and toward other people. Carl
P.S. I'm so jealous that you grew up in a secular household!