Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Life, Parenting, Relationships

Impossible Conversations — Valerie Tarico with Seth Andrews and Hector Garcia on The Thinking Atheist

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The Thinking Atheist — Impossible(?) Conversations:  The Best and Worst of “Woke Culture” (56 min audio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYIAhULSnlw Psychologists Dr. Hector Garcia and Dr. Valerie Tarico join Seth Andrews for a complex, nuanced, and thoughtful conversation about the dying of discourse … Continue reading

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During the Age of Corona, Walk Like You Drive

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If we are going to get through the next few months with our (mental) health intact, we all need a bit of exercise and sunshine. But narrow sidewalks can bring us well within six feet (or two meters) of other … Continue reading

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Debating Abortion – Valerie Tarico and Chris Christian on the Right to Reason Podcast

Psychologist and author Valerie Tarico takes the stance that abortion access is an afirmative social and moral good that serves wellbeing. Divinity student Chris Christan argues that abortion should be morally forbidden and illegal. https://therighttoreason.podbean.com/e/debating-abortion/

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ExMuslim and Gay: We Don’t Fit Anywhere

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I want my American LGBTQ community to see that people like us exist. O. C.  (not his real initials) was raised in Pakistan in a devout Muslim family. By the time he was eight or nine, he knew there was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Love and Partnership for Two College-Age Daughters

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A mom, on her 25th anniversary, offers her daughters some scraps of advice. September 1, 2016: I’m sitting at the dining room table wrapped in a too-big fleece that was hanging on my hook in the hall, one that belongs … Continue reading

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