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 [...]
The slow roll of prison cell doors culminates in an abrupt, bone-rattling slam just like in the movies – only worse; these bones are hers, and the sound echoes to her core. My friend Alice is taking part in a prison ministry. [...]