Just a Bad Joke

Boundchild

This was a Facebook post. Reportedly just a joke, says Andre Curry, the father of the child, who also texted the photo to the child’s mother, writing: “Mommy help me.” The mother, Yesmin, 21, testified in a Chicago courtroom this week as Andre faced charges of unlawful restraint and domestic battery. Andre maintained it was all [Read More...]

Remember Your Raising

Election

          My children tell me all the time and it is true — I am picky. Usually the kids say it this way, “I can’t believe you grew up in a trailer. You are so picky.” What they mean, of course, is that for someone who grew up on a beer [Read More...]

Manners for Social Media

charm school

  When I was growing up in Georgia most all the properly-raised girls studied under Miss Mable Bailey, who ran a modeling and charm program because apparently models, as Tyra Banks and Iman have proven, aren’t born sweet. They have to work at being congenial, something I understand all too well. My girlfriend Sara’s sister Beth [Read More...]