I Was Asked To Carry The Olympic Torch!

This morning at 2 a.m. my phone rang. A low, husky voice asked if I am who I am. “Yeah, that’s me,” I said. “Who is this?” “Mr. Shore,” he said, “I am a representative of the Zeus Torch company. Perhaps you’ve heard of us?” “No. And why are you …” “Mr. Shore, the Zeus Torch [Read More…]

Me, The Gym, and My Hamster Mike

I joined a gym in early January of this year. I’d gained more weight than I’m comfortable carrying, and thought that if anything could stop me from increasingly looking like my erstwhile pet hamster Mike, it would be spending great amounts of time frenetically running on a thing that just kept going round and round so [Read More…]

Death By Blogging!

I blog quite a bit, and I certainly do experience the constant stress of having to meet the demands of the Internet economy. This is mainly because, for me, participating in the Internet economy through blogging means getting paid virtual money. I like virtual money, but have trouble trading it for stuff. [Read more…]

CBS News-NY Times Poll Reveals We’re Morons

A CBS News-New York Times poll was released this morning. It showed that over 80% of Americans think the country is headed in “the wrong direction,” that “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.” Two in three people think we’re now in a recession. And yet, 28% of Americans think George Bush is [Read More…]

Obama’s Trinity Church Runs Full-Page Ad in New York Times

As I mentioned in my recent post, Good Friday; My 50th Birthday Today; Why White People Can Relax, I have a friend in Chicago who, like Barack Obama, is a member of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s now famous Trinity United Church in Christ. This friend (hi, Sheree!) e-mailed me yesterday to let me know that the UCC had run a full-page [Read More…]

Great. Thanks to Yahoo, I Now Work For Blockbuster.

I just noticed that automatically attached to the bottom of every Yahoo email I get or send is this lovely message: “You rock. That’s why Blockbuster’s offering you one month of Blockbuster Total Access, No Cost.” With “one month of Blockbuster Total Access” being a link, of course. Apparently, from now on, whenever I email someone, I’ll [Read More…]

Non-Christians: What If Christianity Taught Tolerance?

I’d like to ask non-Christians: If integral to Christianity was the belief that it was right and good to love each and every person exactly as they are, and to encourage and respect whatever their understanding and experience of the divine (whether they even think in terms of “divine” or not–and assuming that whatever they believe [Read More…]

21 Things You Don’t Know About Bob Marley

Some interesting little-known facts about Bob Marley. [Read more…]

Why Death Is Like It Is

I think about death a lot. I figure anyone alive does, but I could be wrong about. I think I’m more impatient than most people. I’m always abnormally interested in how things are going to end. Anyway, death is horrible. It’s an unthinkable affront to everything that’s dear to us. We all know that. So it makes [Read More…]

Sunday Night. Weekend Over.

11:37 p.m. I wonder how many 11:37 p.m.’s I’ve experienced in my life? Too many. Not nearly enough. [Read more…]


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