The Lonely Servant

Christmas is upon us. And, as is typical for me at this time of year, I am sick. I have a viral respiratory infection. I’ve lost my voice. I tried auditioning for a musical this past weekend. I gave it all I had. Unfortunately, my energy and voice were so affected I would count myself…

Make yourself poor

Back in March I realized I could eat an enormous amount of food and not die immediately of overdose. I realized I was living like a king, eating king-sized meals, sleeping in a king-sized bed, wearing king-sized clothing; my clothing label was literally “King Size.” It became evident I was going to have to live…

Working Titles II:1

Continued from Working Titles I:5. Act II [Lights up on Charlie and Sam at The Ugly Mug coffee shop. Jazz music is playing.] Sam:  So, we moved to San Antonio in June. He met Cindy. He moved out a month later. I stayed for my job and have called San Antonio home ever since. Charlie:…

Second chances

This morning I woke up from a long dream. I dreamt I was foster parenting a young man who was the son of someone I knew in my youth. I knew his father went to prison and later died. I knew his father was something of a loner and was not considered successful. But his…

If I have not love

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing Yesterday was Veterans Day. And today my employer celebrates that holiday by letting us off work. As I think upon the meaning of this day, I realize…