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IT’S FATHER’S DAY

This is my tenth Father's Day. When my first one came around my son was about 6 weeks old. By then I was officially among the ranks of the sleep deprived and utterly confused. Since those days there has been a lot of living going on. Growing too (especially Dev who is now 9 feet [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:03-04:00June 16th, 2012|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|1 Comment

Hey, Where Did the Summer Go?

I'm not the biggest fan of the summer. I don't like being covered in sweat when I get to work. I don't like being devoured by evil hungry mosquitoes. And I despise flying beetles sneaking into my home getting caught in my ceiling fan's down draft and landing in my sleeping face. I also don't [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:52:05-04:00September 4th, 2011|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, THE HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

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 |2017-10-19T10:52:17-04:00July 31st, 2011|AAD ON BOOKS, RANDOM, REVIEWS|1 Comment

APRIL 2011 REWIND…

April 2011 was one of those months that I can look back on and smile. It was filled with love, vindication, and fun. The love part was when I had the opportunity to preside over the nuptials of one of my oldest friends. It was a chilly Sunday morning, Palm Sunday to be exact, when [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:53:10-04:00May 1st, 2011|LIFE|0 Comments

NAUSEA-INDUCING PARENT PRIDE

Over the years I have written quite a bit about my family and being a dad. I have shared the good, the bad, and the depressing. So in my own head I think that I have earned the right to gush about Dev's current successes (Did I mention that my son, after all the years [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:53:47-04:00July 18th, 2010|THE COACH|0 Comments

THE LITTLE THINGS REALLY MATTER

This past weekend my wife was sick with some kind of 24 hour bug. I was glad to see her resting for a change, but not under the circumstances. I purchased the soup and juice needed to combat any sickness and plowed her with acetaminophen to keep the fever down. I am also a self [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:35-04:00September 3rd, 2009|LIFE, THE DEV|8 Comments

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

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 [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:42-04:00August 13th, 2009|FUTURE, LIFE, RANDOM|4 Comments

HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?

Countless people have said "live each day as if it were your last" and "live life to the fullest." These sayings have a good deal of merit and are powerful in their own ways. They are inspiring words that make you not want to let life pass you by (another saying). For some words like [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:57-04:00July 11th, 2009|LIFE|1 Comment

THE BLACK DADDY LIST: IT’S ALL GOOD

For 2009 I'm taking a break from "The Black [Dad] List," mainly because it's too negative. I haven't totally abandoned the idea of negativity because I'm human and I have my moments, but I'd like to try to take positivity to a whole "nuva leva" this year. I'm enjoying the projects that I'm working on [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:55:36-04:00April 12th, 2009|THE BLACK DADDY LIST|2 Comments

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