About

Near-Earth Object is a weblog by me, Paul Fidalgo, about politics, culture, technology, religion, books, media and other forces. You can follow it on Facebook.

I co-host a podcast called Thinkery with Brian Hogg, which features our intellectual and existential struggles, fed directly into your ear-holes.

Hey, if you really want to help a guy out, you can donate to keep the site up and running and assist with any future projects.

(The Obcast was my old audio program, a long-form discussion and interview podcast with guests who have interesting and unique perspectives on society and culture, humans and objects, and the world in which we find ourselves. The iMortal Show was my panel discussion podcast on our finite lives during the tech revolution.)

About Paul

I’m an actor, musician, writer, husband, and father.

In 2016, at the age of 38, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, also known as autism spectrum disorder.

Since 2012 I have been the communications director of the Center for Inquiry, a secular humanist and skeptic organization (which of course does not necessarily endorse any of my opinions that are expressed on this or any other platform). Every weekday I write the Center for Inquiry blog The Morning Heresy.

After about a decade as a professional actor, I earned a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and worked in various areas of national politics. I now live in Maine.

I was for a time a contributor to the blog Friendly Atheist, and I sometimes cross-post to my Patheos blog iMortal.

I have an idea: Go and explore my other Internet manifestations so you can feel like you really know me.