One Look at American Christians and I Figure Jesus Must Have Hated Women– Right?

My friend’s attitude pissed me off. I shouted, “Are you kidding me? Taking care of my grandchildren is the only thing I’ve ever done I feel entirely happy about! Anyway, Jesus liked hanging out with women and kids too! So fuck you!" Let me explain... I’d just picked up Lucy and Jack at kindergarten and preschool when a friend called. Jack goes to preschool three days a week and Lucy goes to kindergarten five days a week. My grandchildren attend in the morning and my wife Genie and I take care … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]

“God” Needs More Enemies (He’s Nuts!)

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With friends like this God needs no enemies. People “defending” God have completely screwed up America and our politics. And their version of “God” fucked up the first half of my life too. Yes, this IS a movie review as well as a theologically-induced PTSD-unhinged RANT. I could have been painting a picture. I could have been playing with my grandchildren. Instead I was talking about God because I’m in a movie about hell.So I was in Nashville at the premier screening of the documentary “Hellb … [Read more...]


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