Dear Ray Rice, (A message on July 4th)

The first (and only) time I was ever in a room with you, I was unimpressed.  It was at Lardarius Webb's 1st Annual Bowling Classic.  This was an event he held to raise money for disadvantaged youth.  I was there because I bid on and won tickets at Casey Cares' silent auction.  (Casey Cares is a wonderful local organization that does the little things that mean so much to children with chronic and critical illness and their families.)  I brought my two boys and three of their friends, and they wer … [Read more...]

A Belated Jump onto the Blogging Bandwagon…

What do “Where the Wild Things Are,” stranger danger, and the death of Osama Bin Laden have in common?Come on - guess.  No…they have no relation to Kevin Bacon.  Try again.  No…they aren’t new Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors.  One more try?  No…James Franco is not involved in any kind of artistic project about any of them.  That I know of…yet.Okay, I’ll tell you.These are my writing roots.  These are subjects that spurred lengthy notes on Facebook that I published for only my FB f … [Read more...]