educator, writer, speaker, devoted family man, amateur philosopher, chess enthusiast, basketball junkie, connoisseur of fine hip hop, and purveyor of wit and wisdom

I Finally Did It!

It finally hapened. On July 18 five years ago, I compiled a list of challenges that I had to reach before my 40th birthday. That list was called my 40 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…August 1, 2016

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How to Be the Father Your Kids Need

(The following is an excerpt from my new book Joker to King which is available now on Amazon.)   I’m going to assume you already know that your kids need … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Joker to King – Book Launch!

    Alright Soul Daddy followers…happy Friday! I just received and approved the paperback proof copy of my book. Today, both the paperback and the e-book are finally available on … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Four Monks

My brother Divonte is in the Air Force.  About seven years ago, I wanted to keep in touch with him by sending him emails with brain teasers and koans.  A … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Challenge Down, Another to Go

So my challenge in the month of March was a success.  I joined Jeff Goins and his followers to embark in his 31-Day Writing Challenge, and the end result was … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Help Your Child Build an Indestructible Work Ethic

The following post is an article of mine that was published last week on the Fractus Learning website, a global community of expert educators sharing the best advice in the … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 6 Comments

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Soulquarian Quote of the Day

"There is no hip hop manual for growing old...The 22-year-old college grad who used to love the Roots in 1994 never left. He’s just 40 now and has a wife and kids and doesn’t feel like spending all night at a club."