In January, a local magazine article will feature my family and my daughter hates it.
The Advocate interviewed us for a series it’s doing on the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and my eight-year-old daughter did not want to go to the photo shoot. When I asked her why, she said the words that no retired entertainer ever wants to hear from his kin’s monologue-hole:
“Because I don’t want to be famous.”
Wha? I was floored.
Before retirement, I spent almost half of my life trying to make a name for myself with standup, radio, and improv. I wanted nothing more than to be celebrated, to be interrupted for autographs and selfies while dining or to be recognized in a city to which I’ve never been. Yet here’s my daughter, my very own flesh and blood, telling me she has no desire to seek fame or public attention. It’s not…
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