The note slipped from the drawer it had been stashed away in for several years. Marcia opened it, and it didn’t take long for the tears to flow. It was handwritten by her favorite teacher. Mrs. Baranski was everybody’s favorite teacher. Reading her sweet, encouraging words was incredibly timely because of what Marcia was [...]
I was sitting on an uncomfortable couch in the dressing room at Oprah. Or maybe it was just me who was uncomfortable, after all I was about to meet one of the most recognizable human beings on the planet—Bill Cosby. He had co-written a book with the publisher I worked for and I was [...]
“What can I get y’all to drink?” asked the pretty, young server in a cheerful southern accent. “I think we’ll just have a couple of waters,” replied my friend. But before she could rush off, he stopped her. “Oh, and is there anything we can pray about for you?” What? That was random and [...]
I was chatting with a local cop who’s been on the force for more than twenty years. I don’t know Charles very well so I was just making small talk, but since he seemed so approachable I felt [...]
“Dad, if you could go back and be a kid again, what would you do differently?”
Anyone who has a teenager knows you jump at these rare opportunities. These are the teachable moments—the ones that can make an impact one way or another.
The second she [...]