You Hurt Me (And I Hate You)

I stole the title of this blog post from an old Eurythmics song. Despite spending most of the eighty’s as a major Eurythmics fan, I had overlooked this bitter gem until my friend Lisa-Fire brought it up. She was going through a breakup at the time and found it apropos. My taste ran more towards […]

Because Life Throws Curves

“How did I get here?” It’s a rhetorical question many of us ask ourselves in life. Often more than once. And we don’t mean a place – we mean a place in life. Sure, we know the answer. But it can still be hard to ignore those who 1) don’t realize we’re speaking rhetorically and […]

A Few Quick Thoughts on the Artist as Gunslinger

Let’s face it, art and artists all live in the wild west. We’re gunslingers and vigilantes, barkeepers and saloon girls, farmers and cattlemen, preachers and lawmen, gamblers and forty-niners. We may not like each other, but we’re all leaving something, we’re all going somewhere, and we’re all looking to create something from what we’ve found. […]

Pics from the LA Times Festival of Books

Here are some photos from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books where my book, Thirty Points of Love, made its debut. It was a great experience with a lot of wonderful people. My free Kindle promotion even took Thirty Points up to #2 in Amazon’s Christian Relationships category. There are a lot of people […]

30 Points of Love to Debut at LA Times Festival of Books

My new book,  Thirty Points of Love, is set to debut Sunday – and I’m excited. It was exciting to see the first copies when I received them. It’s even more exciting to think that I will be signing them at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April 21st. It will be also […]

What Are You Singing About This Lent?

In some renditions, God sang the universe into creation. He sang “let there be light” and there was light. He called the light day and the darkness He called night. There was morning. There was evening. One day. God sang. For days He sang. He sang the waters and the mountains into being. He sang […]

Writers Launch Pad Photo Gallery

When Conclusions Outweigh Reasoning

When conclusions outweigh reasoning and principals, When rhetoric is valued over consequence, and results over ethics, When feelings become purpose, and purpose made irrelevant, When desire is our god, and consumption our goddess, Then each person becomes an object – just as worthless as the last.   Just a few ideas I jotted on a […]

The Writers Launch Pad … for Dummies

We’ve done it again. We’ve added another great speaker to the 2013 Writers Launch Pad. This time it is Peter Pollock. A long-time blogger at, Peter is also a popular conference speaker. His book, Web Hosting for Dummies, will be available in June. He’s also a web hosting trainer and geek (he was so excited […]