My kids are amazing. I mean, sure there are some times when I just want to sit them down and read them the riot act, but that’s the nature of being children. They will try your patience. My kids are unique. I don’t know if I’ve ever met kids exactly like mine (and that makes … Continue reading Between Two Races
I can’t remember anything before 1983… I think it’s a subconscious reaction coinciding with the artificial source of love flowing down over me. Love? No… sympathy… and contrived at that. I remember 1983 clearly, though. It was sunny all year, even throughout the winter months. Uncle Jed used to joke that we would all die … Continue reading From the Vault: 1983 (from 1998)
I want to preface this by acknowledging the glory of many albums released this year that were not commercially successful, and to also say that these are obviously my opinions, so we can agree to disagree if your list is different. (Oh, and #6 on my list would have to be Keyshia Cole’s Woman to … Continue reading Sam’s Friday Top 5: Popular Albums of 2012
The ships in the bay are docked at noon, they say, Hibernating for a winter that will never come They sit in their slips Like girls on holiday Gathering the sun’s rays, close and guarded Dreaming of better days In seas of golden green Like leaves of grass And long lost loves forsworn Until late … Continue reading On Holiday: A Poem
It was 10 o’clock of a Thursday night in the city of brotherly love, the witching hour in some circles, when only the crazies and pseudo-crazies were out and about on South Street, so you know I was there. The year was 1995, but it could have been 1996 or 1997 as well, because it … Continue reading Ode to Siren’s Silence
There are three types of birthday people. There are the ones who adore their birthdays like they’re little kittens that just have to be petted whenever they come around, who shout it from the rooftops, who crave birthday parties just because, and who proudly announce their new age before anyone even thinks to ask. “How … Continue reading So You’re Turning 36. It’s Okay.