Black men and Colon Cancer Checks

“You have the insurance, why don’t you use it?”  That’s what I heard from Niccole while we were dating and after we got married.  And she was right.  I’ve been blessed to have medical coverage my entire life, but as an adult, for too many reasons to count (all excuses), I would only see a […]

Betrayed by Social Services

I recently spent a part of my Friday night watching an ABC News 20/20 special report on the 13 siblings rescued in 2018 about an hour east of Los Angeles.  At the time of the rescue, the Turpin brothers and sisters ranged in ages from two to 29.  Their story, like so many other child […]

What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?

I first heard the verse spoken by poet Robert Bly in the Eighties as he read a poem by Antonio Machado: “What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?” It stopped me in my tracks and has echoed in my mind all the decades since. Antonio Machado was a Spanish poet […]