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The Eighth Birthday of the Fatherdad Blog

On this day eight years ago I made my first post on fatherdad.com. That was the first ever post by a black "daddy blogger." I searched high and low for one before I determined that I was it. I think that post is a hilariously bad and somewhat profound (and very much unnoticed) internet milestone. [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:48:23-04:00May 7th, 2014|FUTURE, PAST, PRESENT|0 Comments

The Second Grade is Done, Son!

Dev has recently become my biggest fan asking me why I haven't posted anything recently, giving me ideas on what to write about, and basically telling me that I am not popular enough and I need to take this thing to another level. I working on that, which is why I am not as prolific [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:52:22-04:00June 28th, 2011|PAST, SCHOOL DAZE|2 Comments

SUMMER CAMP BLUES

I never went to summer camp. Not an away camp, church camp, YMCA, neighborhood camp... nothing. When I was my son's age I lived in Key West, had two older brothers, and my mother was a full-time mom. Summers were the stuff of classic movies - carefree and exciting. We had crushes on the girl [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:56-04:00July 13th, 2009|DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE, PAST, THE DEV|2 Comments

BALLER… TEE BALLER

Back in the day I had a tee ball set-up that was awesome. It was red and white and it had one of those balls with the elastic cord attached so you could practice on your own. I would play with that thing for hours and so would my brothers. I got really, really good [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:55:13-04:00May 31st, 2009|DO YOU REMEMBER..., PAST, Uncategorized|2 Comments

COMPUTERS IN DAD’S DAY & DEV’S DAY

I remember when I was approximately Dev's age and computers were huge, often not in color and required floppy disks that were actually floppy. I can see clearly in my mind the old-school CRT monitors and the lousy pixilation with the constantly blinking DOS cursor. Clunky keyboards were common and I'm pretty sure there was [...]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY… TO ME!

I made it. It's 12:00 midnight in my part of the world and I have not turned into a pumpkin. Today I make history - it is the first official time that I will turn 30. I plan on turning 30 every year for the next ten years, so the first one seems significant. I [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:04-04:00February 25th, 2009|AAD ON MOTHERS, FUTURE, LIFE, PAST|14 Comments