Month: June 2020
The song ‘Come Out and Play’ by the Offspring talks about the insanity of gang violence and how the littlest thing can be a sign of disrespect and leads to violence among the gangs, whether Bloods and Crips, or others, and how you need to keep them separated. Here in Baltimore and other places we’ve been told that we have to keep ‘social distance’ between us and therefore we have to keep ‘us’ separated. As..
Bullies have existed ever since man was first hatched. They are as much a part of life as taxes, death, and the heartbreak of psoriasis. Bullies come in all colors and genders, and they exist in all areas and occupations. Just about all of us will encounter a bully or two along the way, or perhaps we will be the bully. In any event, being a very shy boy with extremely low self esteem, I..
I’ve often thought that there were more characters in that little area of Baltimore that I grew up in than anywhere else, but it was probably the same in every little neighborhood back then. Most, like the Boo-Boo’s lived in the area but some would pass through on a regular basis. I should also add that being very shy, and reading a lot when I was younger, some I created with my own imagination. That..
I remember many years ago talking to a guy I worked with back around the time Marion Barry was among the living commenting on the fact that I couldn’t believe that the people would elect Barry to office after the video came out showing him smoking crack, was convicted of a crime, went to jail, and later was elected as Mayor of D.C. Ken, a tall soft spoken Black guy responded to my comments with..