https://www.youtube.com/embed/85xr7hprRyc “F**k with me this summer” I shot as a response to her text message on a late-June morning. After four years of ups, downs, false-starts, double-backs, fights, sentimental moments, and a shit ton of drama, enough was enough. In this time, there were many others-for both of us-there was no better time to give... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nAcptDyFb5c Sam Salter’s “It’s On Tonight” reminds me of my first stage in adolescence. It sounds like a Vaughn Harper introduced throughout his quiet storm radio show, while I sat in the passenger’s side of my parents’ cars, as we voyaged from Manhattan to our apartment in Queens on a summer night. I loved these... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/embed/4i0mzE0jadQ I am certain my daughter, nephew, and I would all cringe if we heard one another listened to a song entitled “Fuck Me for Free.” However, I am well aware there will come a day when they will like music I consider vulgar. When it comes to my nephew, I play dumb. He’s 14... Continue Reading →
The recollection of this quote could be a combination of two memories. For the sake of brevity, I’ll refer to them as one.
Little league baseball is a rite of passage for boys. In America, one would be hard-pressed to find a man who has not spent a spring on the diamond. Even though I played basketball year-round as a child, spent my high school years on the football team, and follow the NBA and NFL intently;... Continue Reading →
As a parent I've noticed that the two words I say the most (other than No Cydney!) are "Oh Really?" My nephew is six years old. I lived in Atlanta from when he was born until he was about four and then I lived in Buffalo and Virginia. With that said, I didn't get gradual... Continue Reading →
Although Cydney had turned eighteen months weeks ago I didn't start right away. The beginning of potty training is mainly getting the child used to sitting on it. Cydney did not want to do that. After about ten minutes of sitting on the potty she decided it was time to get up. She ran away... Continue Reading →