Archive for February, 2009

Stars: The Black Bond & the crew Timeline: late 90’s-Early 2000’s Location: Atlanta Atlanta. My home away from home away from home. The first time I ventured there was around 94 as a pre-pubescent teen with my family. We were going to visit my older cousin & uncle who had relocated there. He was a […]



“Love is one of the few luxuries I cannot afford”. Wow. I read this in a vibe magazine circa 1997-1999. The person who said it, Jay-Z. There will be more quotables from Mr. Carter , however, this one speaks to volumes to my state of mind, and the mindset of many Black Men from Generation […]

I do not understand the obsession women have with marriage. At this point, the divorce rate is greater than 50% in the United States. Part of me believes that it is a southern obsession, particular within the region, but my friends tell me differently. I even hear girls (15-18) list it among the things they […]

Inspiration: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals (1965) {I enjoy nina simone’s version, but this is the version I loved at first listen; also, I have some symbolism going with this post} Timeline: Lifespan Players: Me v. The World “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, Please Don’t let me […]

Sometimes I think women believe they have a monopoly on intuition. They do not. I do believe that most of the time, a woman’s intuition is correct (though her reasoning may be flawed). For example, imagine answering a complex math problem correctly, but being unable to explain how you received your answer. HOWEVER, there are […]

Fly. The term held prominence during my adolescent years. This was an adjective used during a time of flattops and gumby haircuts; When girls rocked airbrushed jeans with rips along the front and back leg. In the past few years this word has made an unprecedented comeback. Once again, everybody is fly. There are so […]

A few years ago I decided to become a gentleman. I decide that I would no longer engage in the promiscuous behavior that epitomized me and a generation of men. Why? Because I almost died (that’s another story-coming later). The imminent threat of death will help you appreciate living all the more. I also realized […]