THE SWAMP IS STILL SURROUNDED BY A MOAT

I got an email from my former high school teammate while I was watching the Giants v. Steelers game.  Another bro. from Howard. It was about Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison's potential rise to the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  We both have known the Congressman since our shared student/athlete, football-playing days at the University of…Read more THE SWAMP IS STILL SURROUNDED BY A MOAT

WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO, JUST BE THANKFUL

Growing up in Detroit guaranteed me three thangs on Thanksgiving Day:  Plenty of Food (including Honey Baked Ham)  The J.L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade  Detroit Lions Football No matter how cold the world seemed outside your front door, it was always warm around the various tables set up in damn near every room that didn't…Read more WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO, JUST BE THANKFUL

TALES FROM THE CRIB

Hey, Matthew. As you're describing your New Orleans Public School system experience in the Upper Ninth Ward, you talk about "some of those Mamas and fathers...." beginning just on the other side of 16:15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3huO2vFnT0 You might want to re-visit that phrasing.  Here's why: I had a similar experience this past July at my mother's…Read more TALES FROM THE CRIB