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Thanks to Teresa Hall of the Spartanburg Unitarian Universalist Church, Pat Jobe has two performances on You Tube that include three of his original songs. On You Tube he calls himself an iconoclast, so he figures he may as well here, too. Unfortunately, almost everybody who has seen the word has asked him, “What does that mean?” He says, “A cultural pain in the neck.”

So there you go.

From here, he’s going to switch to first person.

I love that Pepper, my oldest son, has gone to the trouble of creating this web site. I really think it rocks, and we will both be tweaking it over the coming weeks and months, and would love feedback from any who care. The timing of all this is quite amazing, because I finished “Falling In Love With Everything” while visiting Pepper and Sarah Lebeck in San Francisco. How cool is that? I did not actually write the book in San Francisco, but I finished it there. I didn’t leave my heart there, but I finished the book there.

And also in San Francisco there was this poster of Dorothy Day. It is a photo of her looking up into the faces of a couple of police officers who are clearly about to arrest her, an experience she often had during her years of work for poor people, for peace, and for civil rights. Under the photo are these words, “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” So I am glad to have a web site where you can click on my books and buy them, except for the newest one, which hasn’t been published yet. I’m working on that. But didn’t Pepper do a bang up job with those six quotes from the new book? I think he really caught the spirit of the book.

That’s a lot of who I am, a guy who writes and writes and writes. Books, songs, newspaper columns, and sermons just come and come. My cousin Suzanne Wilkie Bridges told me when i was about 13, “You’re like a blender where somebody left the lid off. Stuff just comes flying out.”

Thank you for coming to this web site, and look for more here later.