Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots: A Sermon Under the Mount in Three Essays, plus a Short Story about Kurt Vonnegut

In "Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots," author Arik Bjorn aims his keyboard at the Creator and asks several pointed questions not about how to live, but about why we are alive. These essays explore the Problem of Evil, the magic chicken multiverse, and chimichanga cosmology--plus there's a bonus tribute to the late, great author Kurt Vonnegut. More

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About Arik Bjorn

Arik Bjorn is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist, but most of all, a dedicated father. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the Problem of Pain and building Civilization (or at least humanity's efforts to-date).

Bjorn was the 2016 Democratic Party / Green Party fusion U.S. Congressional candidate for South Carolina's 2nd District.

His writing has been featured on Forward Progressives and Patheos. His work has been read by lots of folks in 190 countries.

Bjorn holds degrees in archaeology/ancient languages and library science. He loves snow and hippos and enjoys retelling the story of how he was once shat upon by pigeons during Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and thereafter fled down the Via Dolorosa in search of a towel.

He has six published books: "Waiting for Civilization," "The R-Rated Theologian," "Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots," a short story collection "Birds of a Feather," and "So I Ran for Congress," which chronicles his experience running for U.S. Congress against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson.

His most recent title is also his first book of verse, "Pocket Lint."

Follow Arik Bjorn on Twitter, Facebook and at his website www.VikingWord.com.

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