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Proud Father Moment…Update

Back in January, I wrote the great news about my son who was invited to take the SAT as a seventh grader. This weekend, we received his scores. He was … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 4 Comments

Proud Father Moment

Please give me a couple minutes to brag about my son. My son Michael took the S.A.T. this past Saturday morning…as a 7th grader. When he aced the California standardized … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

How to Develop a Talent

Originally posted on Joker to King:
When I was in middle school, my mother signed me up for piano lessons at our church. I took lessons for about a year…

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Future Kings


January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Three Pillars of Manhood

A couple months ago, my students and I wrapped up a series of essays on gender roles and expectations. We read several essays and discussed all types of topics including … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Coming Soon…August 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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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."