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…]

Christians: When It Comes to Homosexuality, Man Up

The firmly established default Christian proclamation on the “question” of homosexuality is that being inclined toward it is no different than being inclined toward any other kind of sinful behavior. “We’re all sinners,” runs the refrain. “We all struggle to overcome our sinful ways. Homosexuality is a sin. Just like all of us must strive [Read More…]

How I Broke My Lesbian Friend’s Heart

I became a Christian very suddenly (and out of freakin’ nowhere) when I was 38 years old. At that time, I was working in the “Office Services” department of a large law firm. My sole co-worker in that department was a lesbian named Joan Finch. To a lot of Christians, of course — just as [Read More…]

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…]