04 Dec 2019
This article is part of a series written by guest contributors exploring how to incorporate humanist values into their everyday lives. The opinions expressed in this article may not necessarily express those of Foundation Beyond Belief, its staff, or donors.
I start nearly every weekday morning the same way. I drink hot tea, eat peanut butter toast, and:
Media Bias/Fact Check rates my go-to news outlets as having a slight-to-moderate liberal bias. Colbert is a self-proclaimed liberal.(more…) By Paul Babb, guest contributor
26 Nov 2019
Chiemi Maloy is a Humanist Service Corps volunteer who has traveled to Ghana for the first time as part of a year-long service commitment in the town of Cape Coast. This is her second entry in this blog series. (Click here for her first installment.)
One of the best and worst parts of being away from home is new food experiences. People plan entire vacations around cuisine in foreign places, and then some people find comfort in eating the exact same sandwich for lunch every day. I was in neither of these categories. I love to try new foods, but since I almost never travelled, I was left with options close to home. I thought Salt Lake City had a pretty diverse food scene, but I realized there is a big gap in African cuisines; it caters more to South American, European and Asian foods. Proximity to Mexico is probably a huge contributor to SLC having almost unlimited options for cooking or going out to eat authentic Mexican foods, and that might be one of the things I miss most. I realized though, that I had probably not had the best opportunities to expand my palate for what to expect in Ghana. And sometimes my relationship with food here is a struggle.By Chiemi Maloy, HSC Volunteer
A bag of paper bones.
That’s what instantly comes to Turtle Haste’s mind when asked to describe a pivotal moment in her long and distinguished career as a science educator.
She was a graduate student at Oregon State University, studying with Norman Lederman—“Mr. Inquiry,” Haste calls him—when she and her classmates were presented with the bag. Lederman told them that they needed to assemble the paper cut-outs of bones from the bag into the correct animal skeleton.
“How do you figure out what are the arms? What are the legs? Where the backbone stops and becomes the shoulders?” Haste recalls asking herself.