I Wanted to Live Forever But …

My heart broke at news that DMX had died. As I processed his death, one DMX lyric in particular stuck in my brain. Dark Man X was the last rapper to perform on Bad Boy artist Ma$e’s hit song, 24 Hours to Live, which was released on Feb. 20th, 1998. In the late...
My Michael Jordan Story

My Michael Jordan Story

My Michael Jordan story does happen in Chicago. But if I’m being completely honest, I’ve never met Michael Jordan. I live in a small city called Staunton, VA. The best player ever from our high school, Kevin Madden, played at UNC right after MJ. So a...
Full Circle

Full Circle

Y’all want to hear a funny story? If y’all remember my Allen Iverson story, a lot of the characters will remain the same. It’s the summer of 1993. We are at an AAU tournament in Richmond. My 17-and-under AAU team, the Augusta Heat, is an unknown...
Give Me the Needle First

Give Me the Needle First

When his little boy was scared of getting his blood drawn – or specifically of the needles that draw the blood – this father took a unique approach.  Pastor and author Bryan Loritts tells the story of a time when his son was admitted in to St. Jude’s...