Personal

Pray with me (or else!)

Every Sunday or Monday morning I sit down, close my eyes, and do Ye Oldye Communing with God. In that exceptionally rich moment a prayer comes to me. I then write down that prayer, which I send out to subscribers to my John’s Prayer for the Week newsletter. I don’t make those prayers available anywhere […]

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Zombies, Glue-Sniffers, Beer Thieves and Me

Why am I awake? It’s 4 a.m. The only people up at this time of the morning are zombies who got off at the wrong bus stop on their way back to their graveyard and are now just wandering about lost. Also up right now are stalkers. And for sure stalker zombies. And of course […]

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“Your laughter is interfering with my degrading shame”

If I had a thousand years and spoke as many languages I couldn’t begin to express my gratefulness for the messages of condolences so many of you sent me after learning that my father died. I feel my father read and was moved by them all. Each and every one of those messages also somehow […]

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My dad died today

Hi, guys. Some of you have been with me for a long time, so I thought I’d share with you that today my father, Norman John Shore, died. He was 86 years old. I’ve written a bit about him here on my blog, but of course never scraped the surface of who he was, and […]

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Big book business beckons

Hello! How’s your New Year going? Well, that’s enough about you. As many/some/those of you I e-stalk know, I’m just now busy collaborating on a book that promises to be exactly the sort of book that I always see in bookstore windows, and think, “Boy, I’d sure like to write a book like that some […]

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Old Lang’s sign

I miss old Lang. He was a good guy. So wise. I never learned Lang’s last name. Or maybe I never learned his first. I don’t know. No one ever called him anything but Lang.

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