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HIGHER BUS FARES FOR THIS?

Today the boy and I went on a little outing to the bookstore. I was in the mood for some serious escapism in the form of classic Mr. King and Mr. Kellerman. Sometimes after reading a slave narrative or the life of Medgar Evers you just need something a lot less heavy. My son, a [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:55:51-04:00March 29th, 2009|POLITICS, RANDOM, Uncategorized|2 Comments

I’VE GOT A BONE TO PICK WITH OBAMA

He's barely been president for a half a day and I've already got a gripe: Why wasn't I invited to at least one of the ten official inaugural balls? I could have shined up my UGGs and shaved for the occasion. I can do the robot and the snake with the best of them. I'm [...]

By |2009-01-20T17:10:28-05:00January 20th, 2009|POLITICS, RANDOM|3 Comments

IT’S NOT OVER, NOT YET

These days it been?fashionable to say things like "now all people will be judged by the content of their character" and "America has changed forever." I'll buy the latter argument because it's?ambiguous enough to read anything you want into it. The former, however, I have laid?no false?claims to. In my own experience I still get [...]

YESTERDAY

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to take the day off from work to be dad. I took the day because Dev's school was closed - one of the many holidays that public schools force us parents to make other arrangements for.?Anyway, I seized the opportunity and walked with my son to?our local [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:53-04:00November 5th, 2008|AAD ON RACE, LIFE, POLITICS|6 Comments

THE REALITY OF RACE

I'm no Barack Obama, I know that very well. I find managing the finances of the school work at challenging enough. I couldn't imagine running any country much less?this country.?That said, I graciously?state with the utmost humility that?we both face similar challenges. Of course?the challenges I speak of are those of race in the United [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:23:58-05:00September 21st, 2008|NEWS - GOOD/BAD/UGLY, POLITICS, Uncategorized|17 Comments

KINDERGARTEN IS THE SHIZZLE!

Yesterday my new job, which is a charter school, welcomed its first kindergarten and first grade classes. The first graders seemed like old pros for the most part and were ready to go (again, for the most part). The kindergartners were a little more apprehensive, but no less enthusiastic. These kids are the kind of [...]

By |2008-08-29T20:46:06-04:00August 29th, 2008|LIFE, POLITICS, SCHOOL DAZE|4 Comments

AMERICA IS STUPID…

At least that is what the Republican party would have you believe. The fact that McCain thinks he can buy women's votes with the darn governor of Alaska is insane. Hillary Clinton is an icon, a political leader who has no equal (other than Obama, of course) and she cannot be "replaced" with an unknown [...]

By |2008-08-29T20:19:45-04:00August 29th, 2008|POLITICS|6 Comments

BIG BOY

It's amazing how?I can look up?every so often?and realize that?I haven't written a post in over a week! The new job has me busy. My boy says I'm always busy, so it must be true. Other than being a certified member of the rat race all is well. Anyway, that's not what this post is [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:57:13-04:00August 11th, 2008|POLITICS, RANDOM, Uncategorized|12 Comments

PERSPECTIVE

At one point having a car made sense. I live in the boondocks as compared to some of my friends, and I have a child. With gas prices through the roof and summer road tripping a far of dream I'm not sure I should own a car. This is New York after all, the home [...]

By |2020-02-04T12:01:27-05:00May 14th, 2008|LIFE, NEWS - GOOD/BAD/UGLY, POLITICS, SCHOOL DAZE|6 Comments

POLITICS

There was a long moment in my life when I was certain I was going to run for City Council in my district here in New York. I decided against it once I realized that I like straight talk and transparency, and therefore could never be a politician. Nowadays I try to fight for strengthening [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:58:08-04:00April 20th, 2008|NEWS - GOOD/BAD/UGLY, POLITICS|2 Comments
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