“I am disappointed in you.” “Do you not recognize the impact that old men had in molding the lives of little boys and girls in the past?” “How could you have ignored them?”
Back in the Day
Most of you reading this column undoubtedly spent time in front of a television this past week. Some of you spent more time than others. So, what did you watch? Was it a football game, your favorite talk show, your favorite soap opera, a cable news show or a re-run of your favorite series?
Thousands of young people have returned to school in the Greater Delaware Valley over the past several weeks. Across the country, the number of young people returning to school would in the millions.
In several of my previous columns, I shared with readers the sources of the subjects of some of these weekly columns. I pointed out that many of my columns are the result of everyday life experiences.
Like many of you, I was told things as a child that I had no reason to question. I accepted without question things said by my mother, father, aunt or uncle and my teachers.
I was chatting with a friend early last week and told him that I was behind in having my thoughts organized for today’s column. He reminded me that I have been writing this column each week for many years. My response to him was that this column has appeared in this newspaper each Sunday, wi…
If you have not noticed, let me suggest that you take a peep at the calendar. You will see what some of my colleagues have been saying to me; this summer is moving along fast, very fast!
I know that many of you have observed parents holding their child’s hand while waiting, on a street corner, to cross the street. If so, I suspect that you can visualize a parent leaning down, speaking softly to the child, pointing to the movement of the traffic and then pointing to the traff…
A few weeks ago, I heard a report on the news that June was the hottest month for Earth since records were initiated in 1880.
This week, I shall join with thousands of my Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. for its 84th Grand Chapter meeting for our 2019 Conclave. It is an event that occurs every two years for the purpose of conducting business: particularly the election of new officers; a re-dedication of …
Some folk who “think” that they know me, label me as cheap. I can only conclude that this label has been assigned to me because of my propensity not to throw anything away.
Some of you may have read my column last week. If so, you may recall that the focus was on how listening skills have diminished today in comparison to the degree in which people listened in the past.
You have undoubtedly told someone or have heard another person say, “What is said to you, goes in one ear and out the other.”
Last week I was engaged in a telephone conversation with a close friend regarding No. 45’s contradictory foreign policy stances. We focused on Donald Trump’s last-minute decision not to go through with his plan to bomb targets in Iran.
As I move further into my twilight years, I often find myself reflecting on the challenging times of my life; but my main focus is on the good times.