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KING

Forty years ago today the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was murdered. At varying points throughout my life I have asked older people about that fateful day. All of the responses have been similar and consistent. They have told me of an overwhelming feeling of grief, and a sense of feeling lost and abandoned. [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:58:12-04:00April 4th, 2008|AAD ON RACE, DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE|5 Comments

BLACK HISTORY REMEMBERED

This Black History Month I had planned to write a post about the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. He is inspiring a country to forgo the status quo, look past race, and consider the best person possible to run this country. Obama has supporters from around the world who are hoping for a major shift [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:58:31-04:00February 27th, 2008|AAD ON RACE, DO YOU REMEMBER...|9 Comments

A SWEET RITE OF PASSAGE

Today Devin and I made Rice Krispies Treats. Where I'm from you're not fully invested in childhood until you have tackled the sweet gooey goodness of of RKTs. The pure simplicity of the recipe made it a favorite of parents and kids alike. I come from a time when bake sales had actual home baked [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:59:17-04:00September 23rd, 2007|DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE|11 Comments

READY… AIM…

Last night it dawned on my wife that living with guys is nothing like living with ladies. She lived with her mother and sister for most of her life and had no clue what it would be like to live in an apartment where she is outnumbered by dudes. Now as our boy grows and [...]

By |2007-08-15T21:11:20-04:00August 15th, 2007|AAD ON MOTHERS, DO YOU REMEMBER...|14 Comments

NO LUCK IN AC – IT’S ALL GOOD

Whenever my wife and I can't figure out what we want to do on a special occasion, this one being our 5th anniversary, we go to a casino. I know this is wrong. Fortunately, we're the world's worst gamblers so we only play the slots and and we set a low budget for the amount [...]

By |2007-03-02T02:54:13-05:00March 2nd, 2007|DO YOU REMEMBER...|9 Comments

THE FLASHER AND THE FLASHBACK

This past weekend I had my older brothers over to the apartment to discuss family issues and shoot the breeze. Devin was excited at the prospect of having two of his uncles in his bedroom playing at the same time. My brothers were vaguely amused by Devin's annoying toys and their even more annoying back-stories. [...]

By |2007-02-13T21:52:53-05:00February 13th, 2007|DO YOU REMEMBER...|7 Comments

REMEMBERING RECTAL THERMOMETRY

After we checked my son's temperature last night to see where we were at with the fever he's had for the last couple of days, much to my chagrin a deeply repressed memory was unlocked.  I started thinking back to when I was a little guy and my mother suspected I had a fever.  She would pull out the [...]

By |2007-01-20T15:11:08-05:00January 20th, 2007|DO YOU REMEMBER...|7 Comments
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