About Greg

Greg used to write under the pseudonym “Sgt. Grumbles” (inspiration for the name Sgt Grumbles may be found here), but owns the words he puts on these pages under his Christian name now. Greg has resisted throwing his surname into the mix here as one needs to be careful as to where one’s name is found on the many road signs residing along the information stupor-highway (read: Google search).

Interesting facts: Greg shares the same birthday with one Sufjan Stevens and he owns an LP of Stevens’ Illinois album with Superman on the cover. He also has a complete collection of Moby Books Illustrated Classic Editions, a topic about which he has written here.

Uninteresting facts: Greg is a native of the Long Beach Crib, in the fools-golden state of California. He currently resides at the edge of the Orange curtain, but safely within the DMZ of Los Angeles County. He obtained a highly-marketable MA degree in English Literature from Chapman University in old town Orange (fail Panthers!) and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Greg is a licensed pastor at a church in Southern California, but not the preaching kind of pastor. He is married to Michele, who is known for being ‘honest,’ with whom he parents 3 lovely little ones… which means there’s not a whole ton of extra time to write as much as he’d like to on this soon-to-be venerable inter-web locale.

Greg is as much in love with Elijah as one can be without crossing the threshold of one’s heterosexuality.


6 thoughts on “About Greg”

  1. Dear Greg,

    Love your enthusiasm for the Moby Books!
    Hey, I’m doing some research for a documentary wherein a musician mentions how an album cover of his was inspired by that (1979 Moby Books) “Moby Dick” book cover….Do you have a higher res scan of yours you could email me (I know it has the “Grocery” price tag, but that is quite funny & cute)? I would very much appreciate your help if you have the time!

    Thanks in advance, and I hope to hear back from you when you find a spare moment,


  2. Hi Greg,

    Hoping to correspond by email on a piece I’m writing on Moby books. I think you can reply to me rough my WordPress account. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  3. Dear Greg,

    I an in the editorial department at Random House, working with an author who would like to use an image of John Stump’s sheet music for “Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz” in his book. Would you happen to know how to obtain permission for use? Is there a contact for the estate? If you could email me back, that would be wonderful.

    Thanks very much, and best wishes,


  4. Dear Greg,

    I am a student of communication design from Germany, working on Some Magazine. We would like to use various sheets of John Stump’s work in our upcoming issue „Complicated“, therefore I’d like to obtain permission and
    contact details to the Estate of John Stump. Could you help us along?

    We’re very much looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

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