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

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

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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

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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

Air Conditioners for President!

Originally posted on The Good Greatsby:
I’m a peace-loving man. Indeed I was kicked out of the Peace Corps for loving peace too much. Those phonies in the Peace Corps…

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brown Nuggets

Several weeks ago, I distributed index cards to my college writing students and asked them to anonymously write down questions about anything–questions about college, problems at home that needed solutions, or … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing Challenge – My 500 Words

  Today is March 1st and I’m embarking on the “My 500 Words” challenge.  Author Jeff Goins offers this challenge to his readers to encourage them to pump out their … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pulling the Plug

A couple weeks ago, on the morning of February 1, I deactivated my social media accounts. Last year, I wrote about this whole internet fad disappearing. But, lo and behold, … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 2 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."