Parenting Beyond Belief: On secular parenting and other natural wonders

The Kid Should See This!

It’s been a busy August, including an explosion of activity and good news at Foundation Beyond Belief. I’ll catch you up on that in a three-dot post at some point.

On top of that, the post I was working on is one I should have posted three years ago — a productive way to look at religion. It’s a simple re-framing that has helped break me out of dead-end head-butting and has shaped my own approach to secular parenting. Simple yes, but it can be made otherwise by crappy writing, so I’m taking my time.

Meanwhile, here’s a website that’s simply MADE for my family, and yours too, I’ll bet — The Kid Should See This:

There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…But we don’t underestimate kids around here.

A taste:

Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See from NPR on Vimeo.

Thanks to Joe Golike (designer of for this priceless tip. Hell, I didn’t have anything else to do today. Now go!

You say jump, we jump: Bernadette now an ebook

After posting about my satirical novels Calling Bernadette’s Bluff and Good Thunder, I received a flurry of emails asking why (the hell) Bernadette wasn’t offered as an ebook.

Good question, since it once was.

I wrote to the publisher, and boom, it’s available again in ebook form. For reasons unclear, they are only offering that version through their own site.

Okay, I’ve met your demands…now please, release The Dawk.

P.S. In apparent response to the increase in orders, Amazon has also lowered the price of the print version.