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Month: February 2015

Hide Me

Shh! Don’t say anything! I’m gad you’re here with me, but we have to whisper the whole time. “Where are you boy? I said, ‘Come here!’” Don’t worry. I think we’re safe here. Last time I hid under the stairs he passed out before he could find me. By the time he wakes up, everything is ok again. Shh! He’s coming this way. “You need to respect me when I call you!” Try to hold your breath so he doesn’t hear us breathing. “You’ll be sorry you didn’t listen to me, boy!” Oh no! I think he heard us....

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Mga Bulaklak

“So do you have everything planned out for this weekend? You haven’t forgotten it’s Valentine’s day have you?” “How could I forget? It’s all over every store window and advertisement.” They both shook forward as the train stuttered to a halt. “So… what are you getting for Lu?” “Mga bulaklak.” “Flowers? You’d better be planning more than that. How long have the two of you been together now?” “Six years.” They both stepped back against the window as people squeezed on and off the train. “See? After six years you should be giving her some jewelry. Like, I don’t...

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Spontaneity

“Get up and get dressed. We’ve got a surprise fun day ahead.” “Huh? Can’t we sleep a little longer?” Caleb pulled his covers over his head. “Nope. We need to be driving away in one hour.” Daniel propped up on his elbows. “What are we doing, Dad?” “It’s a surprise. All I can say is it includes a little road trip.” Caleb yanked the covers off his face. “A road trip? Are we gonna be home in time for the game?” “No. I’m afraid we won’t.” “What?! I always watch the game. Do I have to go?” “Yes. This...

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Marriage and Football

Yesterday was the Super Bowl, one of the most watched sporting events in the U.S. Many people watch the Super Bowl even if they don’t usually watch football. As I watched, I couldn’t help but think about how football and marriage are – and are not – alike. I did this once before with baseball, so I’ll try to avoid duplicating any comparisons. As, before, I’ll present areas where marriage is like football as well as a few where no comparison should be made. Hope – Yes – If there is one thing sports teaches us, it is to...

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