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Lab Assistant to My Eight Year Old Daughter

By Adam D.A. Manning

My eight year old daughter Elizabeth and I have been having a lot of fun recently carrying out all sorts of experiments with a junior chemistry set. It’s already been quite an adventure into science and not only have we learned a lot but we’ve also had some wonderful Daddy and daughter time together, working our way through the introductory lessons Read more

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Family Secrets Revealed

Typical Japanese grave:  my uncle's family tomb in Yamagata prefecture.

Typical Japanese grave: my uncle’s family tomb in Yamagata prefecture.
Photo: Chie Takahashi

My mother, Yukino Asai, is a native of Gunma Prefecture, Japan.  Born in 1934, her life began not only in a place but also a time very different from New Jersey where she lives today.  Over the decades, she’s told and re-told countless stories from childhood, and I’ve tried to piece together … Read more

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Holiday Celebrations and Best Traditions: Links in Our Human Chain

The 30 November 2012 issue of The Brights’ Bulletin includes a “Holiday Celebrations” topic that describes the “December Dilemma” faced by some people with a naturalistic worldview, who struggle to integrate meaningfully their personal lives with the predominantly religion-based social activities of the season.

The very next section (“Our ‘Best Tradition’ – A Potential Toolbox Topic?”) asks for commentary … Read more

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