Although this was my first real year as a blogger, I've been somehow able to cajole quite a few people to be profiled on the blog or even to write posts for the blog! Expect a few more in the coming months - your blogger is working hard to bring you some content that doesn't come solely from his twisted mind.
ProfilesBwambale Robert and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda
I started out looking to do a Q&A with Christian Missionaries - what is their real motivation? - but I ended up instead doing a profile on Bwambale Robert, Project Director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School all the way over in Uganda.
Kenji volunteered in rural Albania and back home in the United States doing hospice work. His profile gives some interesting insight into both along with the Peace Corps.
Daniel Loving and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda
Daniel was an American volunteer working at the school. He gives some interesting insight on the realities of hunger, limited resources and other obstacles facing an educational organization in Uganda.
A good friend of mine, Raji relates her expriences as a volunteer in India and Nicaragua.
It all started out with an idea from David Loving (see profile above): Eggs would be a perfect source of protein for hungry kids at the school. Then Bwambale Robert (profile above) suggested it to me and the project got off the ground. Only weeks later the funds were raised to build the coop! We're still waiting for the eggs, but they should be coming in the new year! Follow the whole thing (in reverse order) here.
So unlike the poultry project, this blog's letter writing campaign to to help victims of blasphemy laws around the world didn't exactly succeed - I got zero pictures of letters sent. But I did manage to write a letter to John Baird myself that actually got answered. So I wrote another. Still waiting for an answer.
Bwambale Robert (see above) started up an amazing new project. Not only are the children at the Kasese Humanist Primary School going to get eggs, they're also going to get vegetables and fruit too!
My smart and beautiful wife Kelly posted her first piece, Losing My Religion? Or Shit Happens. It traces her spiritual journey over the past few years.
My good blogging friend Sheldon Cooper (pseudonym) posted a two piece biography on his own journey from Fundamentalist Christian to Closeted Agnostic Blogger: Part I and Part II.
Recovering Agnostic posted an interesting piece on how memories of real life events can get easily distorted within only a few years - even with multiple witnesses: Have I Got News For You...
Barbadian blogger David Ince (Caribatheist) tells us a little about the climate for Atheists on the island of Barbados in: No doubts of fears: God as the Barbadian people’s guide.
2012 has been good for me and this blog - over 100,000 page views! I hope it's been good to you all as well.
Well, I hope you enjoy the re-hash. I promise fresh new stuff in the new year!
Poutine I ate last week celebrating over 100,000 page views in my first (real) year of blogging. Thank you
readers! ... And thanks Google Image searchers, SEO specialists, spammers and robots for dropping by too!