About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Very Important Quote & Losing My Religions Table of Contents

One of the hardest things to do
is differ with some of the people
you agree with on most issues.

And people need to learn that’s not a betrayal.

Barney Frank, quoted in Nick Offerman’s Gumption

Here's what you get in Losing My Religions:

  • Anything for Her Laugh  + Warnings & Notes
  • Day 1: One Love, One Hate + Carl Sagan
  • Parentheticals & Grammar & Memory
  • Day 1 Continued: Up Shit Creek
  • Day 1 Concluded:  The Tyranny of Money
  • Harold and Ed
  • SportsBall!
  • The three tips for you  but not my enemies  (you know who you are)
  • Day 2: Bullet in a Bible
  • Day 2 Concluded: Zero to Sixty
  • What’s Dick Got to Do with It?
  • Day 3: Funeral Suit
  • Day 3 Concluded: Ready … Aim …
  • Day 4: Losing My Religion
  • Day 4 Concluded:  “Just one more.”
  • Worse than Hitler
  • Day 5: The End of Innocence
  • God, the Greatest Murderer of All Time
  • Day 6: Adventures in Wine,  Wings, and Women
  • Day 6’s Wild and Crazy Ending
  • Sex Is Gross
  • “Don’t Threaten Us”
  • Day 7: The Bullet Is Fired
  • Day 7 Continued:  “We’re here, we’re queer,  we don’t like the government”
  • Day 7 Continued:  Inevitably, the cops came.
  • Day 7 Concluded:  The Bullet Is Dodged
  • Day 8: Soulmate.  Literally. Not Figuratively.
  • Day 8 Concluded: Stone Cold
  • Day 9: The (Two Hour) Courtship  of EK’s Mother
  • Day 9 Continued:  The Road to Perdition (and Prague)
  • The Giddy-Up Courtship becomes  Time the First
  • Day 9’s Surprise Conclusion!
  • Why Reason Is Needed
  • Day 10: “Not comin’ all that way  just to eat vegetables.”
  • Travelog Erfurt
  • Day 11: Remembering Perfection while Flying Coach
  • Day 11 Concluded: Won’t go naked,  but open to party.
  • Brains! BRAINS! (There is a self! But no free will.)
  • My Brain Flaps Again
  • Day 12: Hot for Teacher
  • Day 12 Concluded:  I Used to be Smart … and Dumb(er)
  • Very Little Really Matters
  • Day 13: The Puritans were Assholes
  • Day 13 Concluded: Freezing, Snuggling, and Wine Undrunk
  • How to Be a Stud: Relationship Advice
  • Day 14: Prelude to  The End of Happiness
  • Fight the Power Part 1:  “To breed or not to breed”
  • Day 14 Concluded:  Worst the First
  • More Unpopular Opinions
  • Day 15: A Lot of What?
  • Fight the Power Part 2: Family Feud
  • Day 16: “Who eats animals?”
  • The End of Veganism
  • Day 16 Continued: Test Your Marriage!
  • Day 16 Concluded:  Money might not buy happiness,  but lack of money can  bring unhappiness
  • Money makes the world go ’round,  but your time will run out. 
  • Lessons from a lifetime of bad decisions.
  • Day 17: To the Exurbs – and Beyond!
  • Day 17 Continued: Time the Second
  • Brains! Redux: The Mind Is Fragile
  • Day 17 Concluded:  Dazed and Delirious in Deutschland
  • Day 18: Time of Your Life
  • Day 19: Wolf Park, Dog Camp,  and Time the Third
  • Bonus Tips
  • Day 20: “That’s a high math score!”
  • Day 20 Concluded:  Running to Stand Still (SportsBall! redux)
  • Day 21: Sowing the Seeds…
  • Day 21 Concluded: “You’re Matt Ball?”
  • Biting the Philosophical Bullet
  • My Expected Value  Is Bigger Than Yours
  • I welcome our robot overlords and you should, too!
  • Day 22: The Shocking Inevitability
  • Day 23: Flashback to Worst the Second
  • Day 24: Prelude to Worst the Third
  • The Interesting Life of  an Uninteresting Person 
  • (but really: Drug-Aided Meditation)
  • A Personal Request from Me to You
  • Day 25: The One Who Got  (Inside) My Heart
  • Day 26: The Green Party Fucks Us Again
  • Climate activists are to blame for some of the suffering  caused by climate change
  • Greta Thunberg’s misery is the result of child abuse.
  • Extinction Is No Big Deal
  • I Take the Colbert Questionert
  • Day 27: Burn the Heretic
  • Travelog for Introverts
  • Day 28  2021: A Suffering Odyssey
  • Day 28 Continued:  “Maybe I’m paralyzed”
  • Day 28 Concluded: Free-Falling
  • Day 16 Revisited: Karma, Money, and a Bread Machine
  • Mindfulness, Meaning, & More Drugs
  • Day 29: Good Times!  Literally. Not Sarcastically.
  • Day 29 Concluded:  Even with a Soulmate, Life Can Become Not Worth Living
  • Day 30: The Foreshadowing Pays Off “Where is his heart?”
  • Day 18 Revisited: So Happy It’s Scary
  • Day 31: And In The End

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