Fatherdad’s Summer Round-up So Far…

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. [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:51:12-05:00July 31st, 2011|AAD ON BOOKS, RANDOM, REVIEWS|1 Comment


I'll admit it: I haven't been to church in ages. It's been so long that I am pretty sure the last time I was in church only the Old Testament existed! I believe in God and I read the Bible on occasion, but overall I do not do much in organized religion. I have a [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:06-04:00March 28th, 2010|AAD ON BOOKS, LIFE, THE DEV|1 Comment


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 [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:39-04:00August 26th, 2009|AAD ON BOOKS, RANDOM|2 Comments


It's almost that time of year again: the holiday season. Since the boy was born the holidays have?taken on new meaning. We now have the joy of looking at the season through the eyes of a child and that reminds of of why we like cold-as-heck November and December in the first place. What's more, [...]

By |2008-10-20T19:52:59-04:00October 20th, 2008|AAD ON BOOKS, AAD ON MOTHERS, SCHOOL DAZE|7 Comments


Recently I started reading the wildly popular book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey for the second time.  My older brother recommended it to me a few years ago and since then I have had many effective moments and not so effective moments.  I feel like Covey wrote the book as a [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:45:30-05:00December 15th, 2006|AAD ON BOOKS|0 Comments


I can't afford hardcover books on a non-profit director's salary, but I like to read and I read often (mostly on the train and the toilet).  So what I do is buy paperbacks, go to the library, and I trade when possible.  One of the authors I read frequently is Walter Mosley, one of the most talented, successful, [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:45:07-05:00October 14th, 2006|AAD ON BOOKS|0 Comments


Alan Thicke, the dad from the ’80s hit sitcom Growing Pains, has put out his second book entitled How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You. Upon reading an excerpt from his book I have discovered two things: 1. He’s not a bad writer, as far as ex-TV dads go. 2. He’s kind of a [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:23:46-05:00August 2nd, 2006|AAD ON BOOKS|0 Comments