Spam I am

Lately I’ve grown pretty darn tubby, to the extent that I feel as if a whole other person—like, say, an eight-month-old baby—is strapped to my stomach, a baby which, like any baby, has a whole arena of needs and desires of its own. [Read more…]

An explanation of my editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach services

I offer six editorial and writing services: Project Evaluation, Project Development, Substantive Editing, Writing Coach, Telling Your Story and Editing Your Website. [Read more…]

Want me to evaluate, edit, co-write, ghostwrite, or help you develop your writing project?

If you think you might be interested in my serving as your editor, book doctor, or writing coach, email me at [Read more…]

Why the Christian middle ground is no place for me

When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I couldn’t psychologically shake. I smoked too much weed and drank too much booze. I had no career and didn’t want one, because the only thing I’d ever cared about being was a writer. Two years before I’d had a spate of [Read More…]

Priest denies confession to girl desperate to tell her secret

She wants to confess her secret. She’s told to keep quiet unless she makes a promise that she knows she can’t keep. [Read more…]

Book giveaway: “Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic” by Nora Gallagher

There’s just a lot of things I’m more comfortable talking about in the newsletter than I am anywhere else. That’s why I write it. [Read more…]

Happy 5th Anniversary,! [VIDEO]

Today—the website on which you’re reading this blog—is celebrating its fifth anniversary. By way of marking that milestone the good folks at Patheos requested their bloggers do a little video about site. My offering’s below. (Please rest assured that in real life my skin isn’t the color one typically associates with white guys about [Read More…]

Never ask questions!

My first time ever in Sunday school did not go well, to say the least. [Read more…]

If you think John Shore is just another namby-pamby “Christian speaker” …

If you’re in or near Louisville this weekend, come join us! It’s a church! There’s bound to be free donuts! [Read more…]

Free stuff!

I’m reviving my monthly newsletter (from which—as you may know—I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus). [Read more…]