O Me of Little Faith
March 2008 Archives

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a huge Chicago Cubs fan. When I was 6 or 7 years old, my parents got cable for the first time. It was one of those old punch-button cable boxes, and my brother and …Read More

The Bookseller magazine has announced the winner in its Oddest Book Title competition, and it’s the self-help manual If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs, which, um, walked away with a third of the votes. As …Read More

Here’s the rest of my interview with Tara Leigh Cobble, indie musician, speaker, and author of Crowded Skies. If you missed it, here’s Part 1. JB: What did you learn in the process of publishing Crowded Skies? What will you …Read More

Back in January, I mentioned my online friend Tara Leigh Cobble, who is an excellent indie musician and writer and who also is blessed with synesthesia, but whom I’ve never met in real life. She once met Jason Morant and …Read More

From 2005 until late last year, I worked as a freelance writer and consultant on a number of marketing and promotional projects for Relevant Solutions, the design and strategy division of Relevant Media Group (publishers of Relevant Magazine and several …Read More

When I was interested in being cool, I had two favorite comic strips” “Calvin and Hobbes” and “The Far Side.” But before I was interested in being cool, I used to read “Garfield,” one goofy book at a time. I …Read More

The combination of Spring Break and Easter at the same time has made this a busy week. In lieu of a longer post, here are a few items of interest: + The Junky Car Club has declared a tongue-in-cheek feud …Read More

You probably don’t know it, but today is the first day of Discardia, a totally made-up holiday season that falls between the solstices and equinoxes and their following new moons. (For you non-meteorologists, that’s March 19 to April 5.) The …Read More

I want to mention politics as little as possible on this blog, because it’s so divisive and quickly leads to defensiveness and name-calling and the spread of hurtful misinformation (and that’s just on my part!), but I have to bring …Read More

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a little background information (from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood) about the patron saint of Ireland and notable Christian missionary: St. PatrickIreland (5th century)Feast day: March 17Also known as: Patricius, Naomh …Read More