I'm more active, you love it, I'm glad.
It didn't go unnoticed that I am more active over the last few weeks. I'm glad to have the time again, and I'm glad you told me you were happy to see me more active. My better computer was out of commission for a little while... like 9 months. I was on a laptop with a wireless connection and very busy since March. The better computer has been fixed and the main room I conduct business in, has been revised over the summer. I was almost finished the room but then I fixed the computer and well... it'll probably be the spring before I work on the room again. Now that I'm moving fast online again I can cover a lot more territory. I'm right back in the swing of things. My real job is somewhat seasonal and it'll be slow until March. I'll get less hours. Those hours will be spent here.
I'm extremely comfortable in the workspace I have now. I think I was having a hard time getting comfortable in the RRS workspace by myself, I had to overhaul my workspace. I was at an 8 foot by 8 foot desk with 3 computers by myself. I kept the setup for a while thinking that I would bring new hosts into the fray and continue the show as it was, or that me and the other hosts would want to have a reunion. I've moved on from that idea. During the summer I converted the room, stripped the wallpaper, sold the fish tank, brought the tv in, brought the couch in, cut the desk in half, ran new wiring, and new lighting. I share the space with my son at my side, he uses the computer all the time. We have a couch in front of the desk, and a big screen tv that can be seen from the whole room. It's very easy to work the type of excessively ridiculous hours I like to work in this setup.
I think my trials made me want to distance myself from people, at least in terms of activism. I was let down by the people I cared for the most. So it took some time to realize I wouldn't feel comfortable with new show hosts. Only because I would feel the inevitable end in sight. Maybe with time that will change. I'm finding that I'm the only constant. Even my very close friend Jake, who led me to atheism 13 years ago and taught the InfidelGuy, closed doors on atheistnetwork.com this past year. I don't know why my drive to continue this fight outlasts everyone around me, but I'm realizing that almost always that is what happens. I've made the 10 year club! Although I can't give you an exact date.
My activism will continue at full force through the winter. We hope to meet a deadline to upgrade to a new server in February, although preliminary fundraising efforts could use a kick.
I purchased a new domain this week. www.AtheismUnited.com
The goal is to unilaterally support other atheist groups, to expand atheism awareness, and to make a political impact. I am mentoring the man who will hopefully be the future President of 501c3 Atheism United Lance Sievert. Join his facebook group if you are an atheist organizer Atheism United Headquarters on facebook.
Please join the discussion on our site: Atheism United (Can you see it?)
Oh... and women... I gave up on women. If you want me ladies, come find me, I'm too busy with my activism to notice that I should say something.
OLD OFFICE SETUP:
NEW SETUP (almost same camera angle):
Different light level and a different view: