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...]

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...]