I grew up differently than today’s kids. We were latch key kids. My older sister used to get off the school bus and walk to my school. She would get on an elevator-go to the top floor and pick me up. We’d head down the elevator together hand in hand and walk home. Sometimes we […]Read more "The World of Cassette Tapes, Cabbage Patch Kids and Crack Vials: I’m an 80’s Baby!"
Aside from wanting to practice meditation more, I want to be more mindful of my every waking moment. I have found myself bubbling over with anger at what I perceive as a great injustice. (In reality, most injustices are not worth an iota of my time-but in the moment: I am ready to ponce). […]Read more "Old Miserable Jamaican Lady Syndrome"
There are so many things I can say about Christopher Tomlin (affectionately known as Shorty Chris). I remember being a freshman at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT. As an underclassman I noticed Shorty Chris from afar. He was a popular senior whom was friends with everyone. He played basketball with the best of […]Read more "Re visioning the Black Father: Interview # 2"
In the post: Re visioning the Black Father I conclude with the decision to interview some of the many black fathers I know personally. They may not know it-but their commitment to their children has shifted my perspective on how I view black fathers and black men in general. They have been humanized. The […]Read more "Re visioning the Black Father: Interview #1"
Those that know me, know my first love is food. Aside from busting out moves on the dance floor-I grew up in the kitchen. As a child I learned early on how to strip the skin off of chicken thighs and clean out the crevices. I learned how to properly wash the chicken with white […]Read more "“Food For The Body Is Not Enough. There Must Be Food For The Soul”-Dorothy Day"
My frustration goes beyond the damage of my brand new car. I would be a real asshole if that was the root of my frustration. I could care less about the car-it’s fixable right? I’m not going to moan and groan about a damaged vehicle when there are mothers and fathers walking in the cold […]Read more "Miss Me With The Bulls%#!"