Archive for October, 2008

It’s Halloween, Again

By at 31 October, 2008, 8:52 am

Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat… Not something I’ve ever sang but I can hear it in my head as if it was yesterday. No one ever came knocking on my door during my younger years, living in the projects. However, I do recall knocking on a few doors […]


Hand Service

By at 27 October, 2008, 12:00 am

Lately, there has been an ongoing discussion between some folks and myself about how to discipline a child. Many of these people feel that hitting a child is always necessary when the child doesn’t obey. I was given the opportunity to hear various stories and share some of my own regarding the issue of discipline. […]


Origins: Premature M&M’s

By at 25 October, 2008, 12:23 pm

Before it’s chocolate… This is a cacao bean: This is the inside of a cacao bean: This is the inside of the cacao bean on a fermentation bed: These pictures were taken during the summer in Punta Cana, DR. I don’t have the other steps down, as we were only given a mini tour of […]


Turning in My Cape: Finding Love in the Big City XXI

By at 20 October, 2008, 8:36 am

What exactly do I have to offer a potential mate?  Such a random question right? For those of us that are single, especially us women folk, the first thing that we think about is making “the list” – You know the list, that holy grail of qualifications that a potential mate should be endowed with […]


The Newark Chronicles – Part 1: Finding Love in the Big City XX

By at 7 October, 2008, 12:00 am

Since lightning struck once, why not twice? On a rare evening off, I decided to willingly cross state lines in search of food, music and fun.  Instead of trekking into Manhattan, I decided to give Newark’s nightlife a try. Why is it so much easier to feel saucy when you know that there won’t be […]



By at 3 October, 2008, 12:00 am

Instead of encouraging our sons, nephews, brothers, etc. to go out and have sex like it’s a right of passage, let’s try enforcing some safe sex practices. Better yet, let’s encourage them to wait longer. Let’s encourage them to be responsible for their actions. Let’s encourage our young men to be strong, confident, and respectful. […]