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In the late 1990s, this was the one-stop, official headquarters for Josh Renaud on the Web. Decades later, I still keep GrossWorld online as a nostalgic archive of material relating to my high school and early college years.

GrossWorld was once home to "Petra Rocks My World!", a tribute to the pioneering Christian rock band, Petra. That page took on a life of its own and became its own separate website,, which was quite popular until the band retired in 2006.

At the left, you will find links to many different pages of this GrossWorld website that reflect my interests, my life, and my beliefs.


  • See a small archive of ANSI advertisements I made during my years as a BBSer in the late 1990s.
  • Read Politics Online Magazine", short-lived monthly political magazine distributed on St. Louis BBSes in 1994-95.
  • Read the SRE Text Series, my sci-fi stories based on the BBS door/game "Solar Realms Elite."
  • Find all 85 articles I wrote from 1998-2001 for The Current newspaper.
  • See pictures from my trip to Israel in January 2001.

WHAT ABOUT THE NAME? Well, quite simply, GrossWorld refers to the "GrossWorld Publishing Company," which is one of the "companies" I pretended to own as a kid. I would write lots of stories and each one was said to have been published by the "GrossWorld Publishing Company."

Rest assured that GrossWorld is not gross. I was in second grade when I came up with the name, so what do you expect? Things might be a little weird or out-of-the-ordinary, but you have my solemn word that nothing here is disgusting.

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