A Religion of Denial

Originally posted in 2006 at RLP Back in the early 90s, a man named John was a member of our church. He was a professional...

Seeing Gravity

For a brief period of time in 2001 I started seeing gravity, and my world turned into a slapstick comedy. It began when a...

My mother is a liar

I have to say this even if it takes away from the quality of the piece. And it does. But this is not about...

Three sisters fly

The three sisters are four years apart in age. So we stretched out the parenting thing over quite a few years. Reiley arrived on...

The Raccoon Stories

In 2004 I had raccoon troubles. I wrote about them in a series of stories. Mind you, I didn't put a lot of effort...

Naked as the day we were born

I had a vision the other day that came to me in the form of a daydream. I was sitting in the library staring...

Hollowed Be Thy Name

Originally published at Real Live Preacher in May of 2003. These people asked me to do a wedding in a hollow church. I shit you...

.9 of X

  Let this circle represent a pastor. Let x represent the reality of his life. X includes the best and the worst in him. X includes...

I have to go to this thing

  Saturday I'll be at this book festival in Dallas at the Material Media booth, signing books and networking and whatever else one does at things...

Vision and Isolation

I want to tell you about my visit to the Orthodox Church on Saturday night before Easter. But I'm worried about how this might be received....