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Merry Tax Day!

For those of you reading from outside of the United States, here in ‘merica, we celebrate Tax Day on April 15, smack dab in the middle between April Fools Day … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Being the Gentleman

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March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Kiss

  I could easily watch you all day eating strawberries, watch the way you handle the flesh dangling from the green between the fingers— teasing yourself before the bite, watch … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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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."