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Entries by John Shore from 03/2011

Four Critical Points for Writers

| Posted 03.02.2011 | Books

In the end a writer who doesn't know the grunt mechanics of punctuation, grammar, and syntax is like the professional sniper who's never fired a gun: something's gone hinky somewhere.

The Smith Family Chronicles 2: "Is It Really God's Will That I Live Alone?"

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Religion

What does it mean to be a young lesbian woman in a close and loving evangelical family? What do you do with your faith? What do the people who deeply love you do with theirs?

The Smith Family Chronicles 3: "You Will Not Take My Daughter From Me!"

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Religion

Luckily for Bob, in this, Episode Three, his wife Betty is unarmed. And yet something tells us, in the end, that the bell has tolled for him.

The Smith Family Chronicles 4: 'Hello, I Am Your Son'

| Posted 03.19.2011 | Religion

Conservative Evangelical Christian Bob Smith is having one intense day. First he reacted poorly when his daughter Jane revealed to him that she was so...

'God, Why Did You Make Me This Way? Why Did You Give Me This Life?'

| Posted 03.23.2011 | Religion

A little while ago someone wrote to ask me why I'm so interested in the "gay issue." I replied that my primary interest isn't in "the gay issue." My primary interest is in the abuse of power.

The Smith Family Chronicles 5: Betty's Soliloquy

| Posted 03.27.2011 | Religion

And now Betty spends some alone time.