Monday School: Atheists invade Street Fest!

It’s Monday, which means it once again time for Monday School… your ongoing weekly fix of the ‘Rational Corrective To All That Nonsense You Learned Yesterday!’

This week’s entry is going to be a little different as I’m eager to share something fun I did yesterday. About once a month, a street in the downtown area is blocked off and people are allowed to set up tables and either sell or advocate for something during what we call here in the Hammer as ‘Street Fest’. It’s a lot of fun and this time out, I got notice that a group of Atheists were going to have a table at this fest and were looking for volunteers to sit at this table and interact with anyone who came by to talk.

Being the outgoing (and outspoken) Atheist that I am, I volunteered to watch the table for three hours, which was perfect timing as I had to drop the boys off with there mother only a few blocks away from where it was happening. I went down to the street fest and I had no trouble finding our table:

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Another great weekend with my boys!

I had another great weekend with Ethan and Jonathan… and they were very well behaved despite the fact that pool wasn’t open yet. It needed a bit of a cleaning before I could authorize any jumping in. I also want to get some new water wings for Jon to help him stay above in case he’s still not tall enough, but I’m working on that.

Here is something fun I’ve been doing with the boys, I’ve been using the pillsbury croissant mix and rolling them with hotdogs and cheese to make pigs in a blanket. Jon wasn’t too fond of them, but Ethan ate half of the batch I made. Check them out:

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I had the last weekend off, but that doesn’t mean I had a relaxing weekend. I did some adjustments with my ex, ended up taking an extra weekend just to have last weekend off. The reason why was because there were three face painting events that weekend that I wanted to take part in. As many of you know, I’ve been painting faces with the Cat’s Claws program to help raise money for charity. It’s been a very positive experience for me and I enjoy volunteering my time and creativity to help out a good cause and bring smiles to the kids I paint for.

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Monday School: Religious ignorance paraded at high school graduations

 
I sincerely apologize for the three week absence, but I wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t write much over the last few weeks. The good news is that I’m back and here to finally resume your “Rational Corrective To All That Nonsense You Learned Yesterday”

Today I’m going to talk about a few articles I read a few weeks ago. Over the last month, students across the States are graduating from high school. One chapter of their life is ending and a new one is about to begin. This is a special moment for many student because it might be their only graduation unless they move on to a high institution which honestly not everyone does. This is why some people take the ceremony so seriously.

How seriously you might ask? Well, schools have a policy where all speeches given by graduating students have to be approved by the faculty prior to the ceremony. This makes sense cause the last thing you want is someone special day to be ruined by something controversial or offending said from the pulpit. This day should be fun and exciting and approving the speeches prior to the ceremony is the school’s way of trying to make sure people don’t try to hijack the event for political or personal interests.

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Review: MAN OF STEEL

 
Clark/Kal-El: Henry Cavill
Lois Lane: Amy Adams
General Zod: Michael Shannon
Jor-El: Russel Crowe
Jonathan Kent: Kevin Costner
Martha Kent: Diane Lane
Perry White: Laurence Fishbourne
Col. Nathan Hardy: Christopher Meloni
Dr. Hamilton: Richard Schiff
General Swanwick: Harry Lennix

Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Running Time: 143 minutes
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and for some language)

 
This film had such high expectations going in. A very talented director with a reputation for killer action scenes, writers who are known for writing some pretty dark comic book movies and an enormous, star studded cast that any studio would kill to have in one feature. The result is the most anticipated movie of 2013, and Man Of Steel delivers! It is by far they best action movie of the year and a front runner for the best movie of the summer. I had very high hopes going into the movie and I wasn’t disappointed as the film far exceeded my expectations and delivered what was a great movie that was very loyal to the original material and left plenty of story for the sequel to carry on with.

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It’s been a while

Fighting a self inflicted inflammation is a royal pain in the ass… or eye that is. My first Iritis attack in over six years has proven to be such a pain, a royal one at that, and for that reason use of the internet during that time has been very limited. I haven’t written anything in over a week, especially on this diary and I’ve been suffering from OD withdrawal. While I am not fully recovered, my light sensitivity is improving and I’m able to function in front of a monitor again.

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