It snowed in Buffalo today. However, summer is almost here, and one of the greatest things about summer is being able to listen to music outside and enjoy life and all the good things about it. Every time I hear Two Gallants I can’t help but think about summer.
Staff at Center for Inquiry recently learned of a group called Unite Women whose mission is to unite against the war on women's rights by orchestrating marches and rallies all across the country on April 28th. "We will be standing with women and men in every State making sure that our voices are heard!" I encourage you to read more about UniteWomen.org.
During a recent trip to North Carolina to represent CFI at Duke University and at Rock Beyond Belief, I learned about amendment one. There were several activists on campus at Duke, and some people wearing “NO on Amendment One” shirts at the concert, so I asked them what that meant and they summarized it well. I looked into it further: “The measure would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is already banned in the state of North Carolina. The proposed measure, however, would add the ban to the state constitution” (from Ballotpedia).
Every week I usually have a queue that holds a song I plan to feature for the upcoming Music Monday. But, as you hopefully know, I am always open to suggestions. So I was sent a suggestion to feature a metal band that was formed in the mid 1980s that goes by the not-so-subtle name ATHEIST. Specifically, I was notified of a recent blabbermouth.net interview featuring the band's drummer and lead singer.
Good tidings, fellow literate human. Seth Kurtenbach, here. As an undergraduate, I double-majored in English and philosophy; two humanities disciplines. I am currently in grad school for philosophy, but I'm in the process of transferring to the computer science PhD program. This transition from the humanities to science/engineering has lately had me reflecting on the value of the humanities disciplines. A wise and just eye doctor once while making small-talk mused that grad school must be designed to make one hate his/her discipline. In my experience, this is partially true, as I developed a topsy-turvey love-hate relationship with philosophy. As a soon to be former humanities person, I'd like to note some of the wonderful things about the humanities that I discovered over the course of my studies.