MN Atheists Talk Interview

Just got Dave booked on MN Atheists Talk radio, a weekly radio show in Minnesota which you can also stream (or listen to later). Mark it on your calendar: Sunday, May 19th, from 9am-10am CST. Stream here:
http://www.am950radio.com/events/atheists-talk/

As a reminder, learn more about Dave at everyonesagnostic.com/dave.html

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Dave’s Florida Beach Week

Those of you anticipating Dave Warnock‘s Florida Beach Week, we have some more solid details! A home has been reserved in Santa Rosa Beach from Feb 15-22, 2020. The sleeping capacity is 20 (and 2 couches that look “meh”). We still need to hash out the details of how to register, but there’ll be a per/person/night cost, first come first serve. I haven’t done the numbers yet, but the cost won’t be terribly prohibitive, especially if we factor in proceeds from the WWDD sales. People can choose the days they want to stay; you aren’t expected to stay the whole week). Don’t hold me to this, but I’m estimating the per/night cost to be around $60. Pretty damn good deal if you ask me. If you want to be added to the “interest” contact list, please email me at daveslastride@gmail.com

http://www.everyonesagnostic.com/dave-s-florida-beach-week.html

“My Soul Has a Hat”

Last night, Cass and I (Marie) sat down with Dave to record an interview for the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. During our conversation, Dave brought up this poem, entitled “My Soul Has a Hat” by Mário de Andrade:

I counted my years
& realized that I have
Less time to live by,
Than I have lived so far.

I feel like a child who won a pack of candies: at first he ate them with pleasure
But when he realized that there was little left, he began to taste them intensely.

I have no time for endless meetings
where the statutes, rules, procedures & internal regulations are discussed,
knowing that nothing will be done.

I no longer have the patience
To stand absurd people who,
despite their chronological age,
have not grown up.

My time is too short:
I want the essence,
my spirit is in a hurry.
I do not have much candy
In the package anymore.

I want to live next to humans,
very realistic people who know
How to laugh at their mistakes,
Who are not inflated by their own triumphs
& who take responsibility for their actions.
In this way, human dignity is defended
and we live in truth and honesty.

It is the essentials that make life useful.
I want to surround myself with people
who know how to touch the hearts of those whom hard strokes of life
have learned to grow with sweet touches of the soul.

Yes, I’m in a hurry.
I’m in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give.
I do not intend to waste any of the remaining desserts.

I am sure they will be exquisite,
much more than those eaten so far.
My goal is to reach the end satisfied
and at peace with my loved ones and my conscience.

We have two lives
& the second begins when you realize you only have one.

-Mário de Andrade