During this time of Isolation. I’ve been hearing this quote a lot lately during COVID 19: “I’m going to come out of Covid 19 a better person than I was before I went in”. In fact, two of my friends used the same quote when conversing on ZOOM within a week of each other. Hmmm, … More Covid 19 Confession: Gaming Has Helped Me Cope During the Pandemic
Needless to say, I have owned quite a few game systems. I owned Nintendo, owned Intellivision, and luckily all the Playstation gaming systems. In my downtime, you can find me going to the basement and playing. I have found that it helps ease the stress of the day to day. During this pandemic, I went … More Gaming During the Pandemic. Who else?
First of all thanks to my wife and children. When you have someone who believes in you, there’s no way you can ever lose. That is only true if you stop believing in yourself. The Dad Evolution LC3 started some three years ago. I was dismayed when it came to the lack of resources available … More Taking A Chance
Silent Hero: Eric Walton
Part 2 Day 3: Munising and the Glass Buttom Boat Tour and Creole Cuisine in Marquette… Yes, Cajun! Our appointment for our glass bottom boat adventure (https://shipwrecktours.com) was set for 1:00 pm. . The kids woke up still talking about the Black Cliffs of Presque Isle Park and wanting to do the jump. All the … More Go North, My Brother: Upper Peninsula – Pt. 2
Remember when I said go North, brother? Well, if I recommend it… Then, I’m going to take my own advice and do it. So, we went North. We went waaay North. We traveled to the top of the upper peninsula and rented a place using Airbnb.com in Ishpeming, Michigan. Our goal for making this trip … More Go North, My Brother: Upper Peninsula Pt. 1
Go North, My Brother! For a long time I didn’t know anybody who went up North (as in Northern Michigan) in my neighborhood. It was fair to say that many of our people went South. We went to South Bend, Indiana. My grandma’s people were from New Orleans, Louisiana. My father’s people drove from Flint, … More Go North, My Brother.
No matter the time. No matter the place. No matter the climate of trying to do better. We still tend to judge books by the cover. On Friday, April 13, 2018. I felt that way. I felt like I was judged based upon my appearance versus who I really am. It happened at a place … More People Still Judge Books By The Cover
If you are a father whether old or new, being open to listening to advice from other fathers can be difficult, but it is very important. For example, when Kristine and I decided that we wanted to have more children, my greatest fear was not having ample time to spend with them. You know … More From One Father to Another; You Gotta Make Extra Time
Writer’s Note: The barbershop in the Black community is like a culture within a culture. While at the barbershop, you hear all types of stuff. We talk about the latest in hip hopnews, what’s going on in the streets, in the world, or what’s hot in fashion, automobiles, women etc. On this particular day, I was … More Breaking the Cycle of Black Fathers Not Being Fathers.