I trust that all of you had an enjoyable Christmas; a day that caused you to pause to recognize the significance of this day while exchanging gifts.
Back in the Day
I love all holidays! In just three days we shall celebrate my favorite one.
One evening last week, I twisted and turned as I laid in my bed. It was about 3 a.m. and as hard as I tried, I could not go back to sleep. I tried counting sheep. I considered getting a glass of milk. Finally, I went downstairs, turned on the television and started channel surfacing.
The fun activities in which families engage at home today are, for the most part, centered on television.
How was your Thanksgiving Day dinner? Well, if you were around prior to the 1970s, I can bet that this Thanksgiving was not like those of the past.
Every time I go into one of my bathrooms at home, my eyes focus on the iconic 1941 photo that hangs on the wall, “Negro Boys on Easter Morning” taken by Douglas Lee in Chicago, Illinois, as part of the United States Government’s Photo Project. Undoubtedly, this photo, featured in today’s col…
We did not have to wait until April 29, 1967, for the release of Aretha Franklin’s iconic hit song, “Respect” to know the meaning of the word.
Most of us have encountered a nagging headache at one time or another. Many turn to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies such as Excedrin, Advil, Aleve, Bayer, aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin or Benadryl. Although I have dealt with painkillers in a past column, today my focus is strictly on headaches.
I recently received a text message from a friend and fraternity Brother, Jerome Dean that began with “GM.” After reading its contents, my eyes went back to its beginning; I assumed that the text message was intended for someone whose name the letters GM identified. So, I texted my friend for…
On Oct. 18, I attended the Homegoing Service of my brother-in-law, Willie James Ferrell. Willie was 87, had known his wife Willamae since she was 14, had a loving family and lots of friends. I expected this service to be an emotional one. However, the majority of those attending were compose…
There is something special about longtime friends. Lawrence Hudson Stallworth, Robert “Rob-Roy” Ridley, and I graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1957 and 1956 respectively. I cannot believe that 60-plus years later, we are still friends. We are not just friends, but good friends…
Getting up in age can negatively impact one’s lifestyle; a topic addressed in several previous columns.
“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?”
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.