When I'm not supporting public charter schools in the area of finance and accounting, building my non-profit (Black Dad Connection), publishing a book, designing a website, performing weddings, and just generally keeping busy as a father and husband I am, well, doing other things. For instance I read, play with toys, and generally don't sleep. [...]
The other day I saw Taylor Momsen on East 67th Street in Manhattan. She was with two rocker looking dudes who were probably in her band. She had on garters and stockings, a pair of eight foot heels and was smoking. She's 16. My first instinct was "where are her parents?" I would like to [...]
This just makes me smile. Perhaps it will do the same for you. Just let it load (or click the words "slow progress?" to go to the site) and enjoy the theatrics. This post is a limited engagement so catch it while you can!
Sometimes the snow comes on the perfect day, and today was that day. I was off work and the schools were closed. The wife is off on Fridays already, not that I'm jealous. We chilled out (literally and figuratively) and just enjoyed the perfect snow day.
I've never posted a conversation with my mother on this blog. Good thing she doesn't own a computer... My mother and I were talking on the phone the other day and as usual she tried to run a guilt trip on me. She said "oh my boys don't call me enough." And "I guess one [...]
My wife and I are charitable people. We give our time and money to causes that matter to us. For the last few years we have been giving to food charities. We eat very well - it's a priority of ours. I have documented in the past how much we enjoy food and the recipes [...]
I can't figure out if it's a great thing that my son is reading in the park, or really sad. Notice that on a bright summer day there are pretty much no kids hanging out. Could it be that they are home preparing for the coming school year? Or is it more likely that [...]
I know we are all busy. For some reason people in this country (at least those of us in the Northeast) think that every minute of every day should be filled with stuff. If we have a minute we start to wonder why we didn't book it, then to make sure that it's covered we [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]