Category: Journal

  • Raising My Daughter in a Broken World

    When I first set out six­teen or so years ago pub­lish­ing con­tent online, I did so as a naïve child, using what lit­tle of a home­page I could build to unite my chat room friends, to social­ize with a few local friends via guest­books, and to share a lit­tle bit about my interests. The skills […]

  • I Ran into a Friend Today

    I Ran into a Friend Today

    I caught up with an old friend today. We talked about long lost friends, painting and drawing, and my quest to see the downfall of Christianity. It was a good conversation.

  • The Past Two Years

    A look back at the past two years by way of a personal update about my life. Where have I come from and where am I going?

  • Go Support the Mars Generation!

    Go Support the Mars Generation!

    Aspiring astronaut Abigail Harrison has launched a non-profit which aims to inspire the youth of the world to reach for the stars, promoting not only the future of space travel but also the furtherance science in fun and education.

  • In Which I Went from Being a Christian Fundamentalist to an Atheist

    In Which I Went from Being a Christian Fundamentalist to an Atheist

    After several years of faith in Jesus, I came across a passage in the Bible "face to face" -- absent the shield of commentary or apology. It would altogether kill my faith in the God of the Bible. This is my story of deconversion.

  • A Dirty Day

    A Dirty Day

    Two+ miles walked, hedges trimmed, and a flowerbed cleaned up. I am sore, but I am glad to follow in our Father's footsteps.

  • I’m a Slacker: Photographic Evidence

    I’m a Slacker: Photographic Evidence

    It isn’t every day that I get to go to work in my paja­mas, so thank good­ness for Hal­loween! All four of us planned in advance to be mod­el slack­ers today, and you can tell I did­n’t even comb my hair (well, what lit­tle hair I have — that’s me in the back). Work’s nev­er been […]

  • I’ve Been Facebook’d

    I’ve Been Facebook’d

    I took the plunge and joined Facebook. What do I like? How does it compare to the social network which I first took part in (MySpace)? And most importantly, how can you find me on Facebook?

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6! A serendipitous calendar alignment which will not occur again for another 1,000 years!

  • So Many Passwords

    So Many Passwords

    A look at my current practice of using unique, hard-to-crack passwords for the many sites of which I am a member, including a look at the rules I use when producing my new passwords.

Rick Beckman