Archives for April 2008

Adam and Eve: The Day After

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If We WERE Descended From Apes, At Least I Wouldn’t Have To Work

Ahh, Monday Morning. The sun is rising, the birds are singing–and I’m bitterly angry at Adam, Mr. Former Mud, who said, “Oh, sure, I’ll take a bite of this exact fruit God commanded  me not to eat. I’m sure that when he said, ‘Never, ever eat the fruit off this tree,’ what God really meant  was, ‘Never, ever eat too [Read More…]

How To Write in Tandem with God/Holy Spirit

I get a fair amount of questions/input around the dynamic of writing in conjunction with God. So I thought I’d burble out a little sumpin’ sumpin’ about that particular phenomenon. First of all, if you’re trying to do any sort of creative work, do you have any choice but to access and stay with the [Read More…]

How To Become a Factory of Story and Article Ideas

One of my Big Points in yesterday’s More On How to Make A Living Writing was, “If you’re not pretty much an idea factory, you’re never going to make it anyway.” One of my more consistently perspicacious readers, “SamWrites2,” left a comment to that post. “Hi, John!” he wrote. “You know, I’ve been thinking. I need you. I want to [Read More…]

More On How To Make A Living Writing

[A follow-up to this piece is here: How To Write Stories & Articles That Sell. A short while back I did a multi-post series on how to make a living writing; the first of that series, unsurprisingly enough, is How To Make A Living Writing.] Yesterday I spoke before the large and active San Diego Christian [Read More…]

Zealots, Unite! No, Wait! Don’t!

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Soul to Sole

For those kind enough to inquire as to what shoes I now favor, below are Shoe Cheesecake Shots of my current athletic shoe wear. (Shoeweare? Shoeware? Showwear? Showbiz? Whatever.) I bought them two months ago, for about $80. I wear them to the gym four or five times a week, which causes me increasing anguish, because [Read More…]

A Painful Memory

So lately I’ve been getting much e-love from across the blogosphere. A beautiful thing, indeed. Makes me feel like I have friends. And with your friends, of course, you tend to share things that you wouldn’t normally share with others — personal, painful-type things. Things that happened to you when you were a kid. Speaking [Read More…]

A Chance To Be Bored By Me In Person!

I keep forgetting to communicate this, but this Saturday (4/19) I’m going to be babbling speaking at the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild “Spring Fellowship Event.” Here’s the scam on the skinny: Spring Brunch/Fellowship April 19, 10:30 am-1:30 pm Faith Chapel Activity Center 9400 Campo Road, Spring Valley, Ca. 91977 Cost: $10.00 per person email for more info: [Read More…]

If My Gay Loved Ones Go To Hell, I’m Going With Them

In case anyone’s interested, the impetus behind my writing my last post, “Christians: When It Comes to Homosexuality, Man Up is this simple truth: If my gay friends, whom my life experience tells me can no sooner stop being gay than I can stop being straight, have to go to hell after they die, then I’m going with [Read More…]