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DENTIST THE MENACE

Going to the dentist can be a harrowing experience for rational adults, so imagine what it could be like for a four year old. At the dentist's office kids find themselves face to face with big serious looking chairs, strange metal equipment that looks more like it should be in daddy's tool box, suction devices, [...]

By |2007-09-30T09:37:28-04:00September 30th, 2007|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|3 Comments

BUT SERIOUSLY….

A few years ago, a little after my son was born, a friend/former colleague, of mine called me kind of out of the blue. He told me that he had a young non-profit that was doing very well and helping a lot of people. He then asked me if I'd be interested in working with [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:59:56-04:00March 29th, 2007|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|3 Comments

TIMEOUT: NOW AND FOREVER!

I am a fan of the "timeout."  It's not the only punishment in my arsenal, not by a long shot, yet it has a certain appeal.  It's a good option for lesser crimes; I stand by it.  Many black folk have criticized me for advocating non-corporal punishments as a means of discipline.  They talk about the [...]

By |2007-02-21T01:58:11-05:00February 21st, 2007|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|13 Comments

MY KID IS SMARTER THAN YOURS

OK, that may not be true, but don't we like to think that about our offspring anyway?  It's kind of like having a kid that's not all that cute and thinking he or she is the next Denzel or Halle.  We, as parents, are blind to the reality that our kids possibly have average looks and IQs.  [...]

By |2007-01-28T18:21:31-05:00January 28th, 2007|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|5 Comments

A FORGOTTEN DAD

It just dawned on me that I didn't speak to my father this Thanksgiving. The rift between us has obviously grown, and in such a way that it has become something I don't think about much. I'm not proud of the fact that neither of us was willing to pick up a phone and go [...]

By |2017-10-19T11:00:00-04:00November 26th, 2006|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|2 Comments

A “HEALTHY FEAR” OF DAD

I didn't have to go to work today because of the holiday, so I left the kid with his great grandmother and went to the barber shop.  It was a lively day at the shop, much more so than usual.  We talked about politics, the old timers talked aboout the old days, we discussed racism, sports (which [...]

By |2006-11-10T22:24:06-05:00November 10th, 2006|UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|6 Comments
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