About a decade ago I did a deep dive into why we have eggs and bunnies as symbols for the resurrection of Jesus. At its face it seems insane. Also, just FYI, no matter which gospel you read, Jesus was coherent upon his resurrection so there’s no substance to the zombie Jesus rumors that pop up this time of year. Oddly, in the grand scheme of things, “zombie Jesus” is the least problematic. After all, despite the trappings we all know, not a single gospel mentions Jesus’ ability to poop eggs or anything like that. Still, a quick look at the Internet or any TV station tells you that bunnies, baskets, and eggs are all the rage. There’s not a single ad for a large stone “You too can roll away!!!” or do-it-yourself stigmata kits for the kids. In other words, something happened to get us from there to here. Now, was that something wildly subversive? Pure evil complete with the obligatory maniacal laugh? Or was it just the way things worked out? Read on and find out.
Today, in a rare moment of thievery, I am going to steal an entire column from The Writers Digest. Before I do so I should note that, if you’re a writer, they are one of the best resources out there. Chock full of practical, easy to follow, advice that benefits writers at all levels. Whether you’re uploading your first book to KDP or releasing the fifth book in your trilogy, as I’m about to do, it never hurts to have a resource available to make sure you haven’t missed a step or three. Now, for today’s article, I need to note I’m the assistant editor for ICC Magazine. As such, it’s my responsibility to clear creators for inclusion in the magazine. In many cases I’m also the final author. [Read more…] about Get Some Peepers on Your Product
Over the last four weeks, however, it has happened every day. Today, proof that God has a sense of humor, Facebook posted links for me to buy ads to promote my site, which they won’t accept due to its spam listing.
This is where it gets fun. [Read more…] about Fun With Facebook
It always amazes me how two unrelated things can suddenly become one joyful thing. I doubt anyone ever said, “Hey! I have a great idea! Let’s add nuclear warheads to Santa’s arsenal!” And, yet, on December 24, 1955, that’s pretty much what happened. A Denver department store put an ad in the local paper offering kids the chance to talk directly to Santa on Christmas Eve. Although much is lost to the mists of time one must assume they had hired, or cajoled, someone to play Santa. As it turned out that dude was in for a lonely night. You see, the company had put the wrong number in the ad. Instead of getting the North Pole kids got the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. [Read more…] about I Believe in Santa
I realize I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. I’ve been limiting my World News Center duties to creating content for The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby on WBIG 1280 AM.This is all due to basic time management. It takes time to do all the research required for each episode, plus I have obligations to fans and clients of my fiction writing. Whether I get income directly from any of them, or if some of them just help justify people giving me money, the fact is those are how I put food on the table. Add in the annoying fact that I’ve had chronic diarrhea since April, sorry for that visual, and was in a car wreck in May that did bad things to my knees, and I hope you can understand why I dropped this particular ball. [Read more…] about Hi There