Walking Down Broadway

Yesterday I took the long way home. As opposed to taking a cab or walking to the nearest train station, I walked from Chinatown to Penn Station.  From Delancey and Essex to 34th and 7th Ave.  The walk is a good fifty blocks, and I did it in about forty-five minutes, even with Cydney in […]

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Evolution of the Terrible Twos

Let me just say I don’t think that the twos are so terrible.  Throughout the year, Cydney has displayed plenty of the characteristics that are common with this phase.  Then, they went away for a little bit.  However, some of them have come back with a vengeance and a couple of new ones as well. […]

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Charity Starts At Home

I room and a microphone. And a family I ain’t seen in months/ And I played this record a million times just hoping that you’d play it once/” Phonte Coleman Phonte was one third of the North Carolina rap group Little Brother.  To those that were super hip-hop heads, Little Brother was a fixture in […]

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And Dreams…

A poem written by Timile Brown: I hear a calling to daylight my own voice did not sendReality is bending, twisting and standing on endAnd dreams are the windows to purely peaceful nightsWhere heartache dares not darken the door of such sightsOh the wishes once wishedTopped with sweetness, then kissedThe cheek of a starry-eyed delightWhat […]

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Confident Parenting

In my college Educational Psychology class, my professor mentioned two things that have stood out to me for the last seven years: 1) Children are geniuses until they’re five years old.  Parents mess it up. 2) A child’s fears are learned behavior they pick up from their parents. I want to expound on these.  It […]

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Even More Cydney Quotables

Me: Cydney you gotta go pee? Cydney: Not quite. Cydney pulls the string out of my hoodie: Me: Cydney, you broke my shirt. Cydney: *Puts face in both palms* I don’t believe that. Me: Cydney, you know you’re gonna be mad that I have to wash you hair, right? Cydney: Whomp, whomp, whoooomp! Me: Cydney, […]

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Yesterday in New York City was Dads Take Your Child to School Day. I think that’s a thoughtful initiative with very powerful and beneficial results. Even when I am sitting on my porch writing in the mornings, I normally see mothers walking their children to the elementary school around the corner from my house. Maybe […]

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