That voice—like a throttled parrot—squawked from the front stairway. “Travis! Hurry up.” “Hold on! I’m not ready.” “We're leaving in two minutes. Don't make us late for church again.” Travis stood at the entrance to the playroom, one foot in, one foot out, ready to dash, his eyes fixed on the TV. Showing at the moment, a still-shot of two champagne glasses, filled to just the right level, … [Read more...] about T … T … T is for Tennis!
However, there’s a flipside to this: In the past, I grew jealous of those performers who made it. I wanted their lives. These days, I’m surrounded by married couples and their families. I want that life for myself. I’m not jealous of my friends—it would be foolish to be so—but I can’t say it doesn’t sting at times. There’s a strange verse in the Bible, found in the Psalms. It says, “Delight … [Read more...] about ‘but, daddy, i want an Oompa Loompa’ (part 2 of ‘desire’ series)
It’s just a story. But sometimes, our stories are all we have. I went to hear a band play once at the Troubadour, a popular L.A. music venue. A friend of mine, Lynn, was the band’s P.R. manager and had invited me. What I knew of the band members: they were all married, had just been signed to a major record label and toured relentlessly. It wasn’t uncommon for them to spend ten months of the … [Read more...] about almost famous (part 1 of “desire” series)