Category Archives: Personal

I have joined the United States Navy

Today, I affirmed the United States oath of enlistment and officially joined the United States Navy.  I am currently set to ship out in December, but that could change in the coming days, weeks, or months.  I don’t have much … Continue reading

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Atheism and agnosticism

In a follow-up to my brief series on the Pew Religious Knowledge Survey, I thought I’d put up a post on my views on atheism and agnosticism as someone who identifies primarily as an atheist when it comes to theological … Continue reading

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Trip to China

Despite my blog name, I, embarrassingly enough, have yet to actually visit China. That changes in a week, when I get on an airplane to Seoul and then another to Beijing. I’ll be in China for about a month and … Continue reading

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Deference to Religion

This Thanksgiving, I was given a reminder of how differently many people see the world than I do.  I spent the Thanksgiving weekend with one of my maternal uncles’ family, who live in Shakopee, which is a suburb located to … Continue reading

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Not an easy past few months for the sane

I have not posted anything here for a while, mainly because I’ve been busy with school and the general intake of information, which has left me little time to spew it back out in a form that has been processed … Continue reading

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My logo

On a whim, I decided to create a logo for myself and this site. 孟柏民 (pinyin: Mèng Bómín) is my Chinese name, the name of this blog, and the name I use as a commenter elsewhere. I haven’t decided exactly … Continue reading

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My first elected position

Since the results from Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location in New Hampshire have come in, I thought I might share my experience from the previous contest. Since I am a student at Grinnell College, I am eligible to vote in … Continue reading

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