Greetings, Snakeophelia! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
I lived in S.C. for about twenty years, but born and raised in the DC burbs. Graduated from Univ. of S.C. I can relate to your experiences in S.C. Philly isn't to far from the DC area. I'm organizer of Fun Loving Atheists of Maryland and if you are ever in the area during one of our meetups, you are welcome to join us.
Thanks for filling out the survey, and I am glad you found it interesting. The data set is rich, and I am beginning to really pour through the comments.
As for publication, do you have any suggestions? I would like to get a piece out to the popular press soon, but I have no "ins" or agent to get anything submitted to a Wired or Slate, etc. I am open to any ideas, so send them along.
I'm inclined to think so too (about Jackson), though that book and the short story "The Lottery" are all I have read by her. I want to read Hangsaman, as I've heard that is a really good one. There are just not enough hours in the day.
Glad to find another EHC fan. They seem to be few and far between.