Entries by Brian

Sorry I missed a week, notes to parents #2

When ever you get into something new, you do research and get to know your product, Now I know a child is not a product. However, it is very important that you get to know your children. Out of all of the things that I have heard from parents, there is one that really gets […]

As promised, notes to parents #1

As promised, I am writing to attempt to bridge the gap between parents and the educators that teach your children. This article includes what I believe to be the first step in parents understanding what is going on in the school system today. It will take some time parents, but I assure you that it […]

SOCIAL MEDIA WOES

Social media is not a new phenomena. I remember my first encounters back in the late nineties with Black Planet and Black Voices. I met some really interesting people and I made one good friend. After the new millenium there was a boom in social media sites (2002 – LinkedIn, 2004 – Facebook, 2006 – […]

Parents, let’s talk a bit first!

Hey parents (and others), I think that before I start exposing you to the things you may not understand about education, we should come to an understanding. At first, I thought about telling you the positives about the upcoming articles. Upon pondering the idea further, I decided to tell you what this series of articles […]

Parents Just Don’t Understand

In 1988 DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) released a song entitled: “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. This song was very popular with teens from a variety of backgrounds for many reasons. The most popular was that many teens agreed that their parents did not understand what they were going though as teens. […]

No Good Men? Why Not?

I am a middle-aged male and I have been hearing certain comments for most of my life. These comments have become the norm nowadays and have almost become standard with women. These comments say that there are no good men “out there” (where ever “out there” is). Women are constantly complaining about the quality of […]

What Happened To Dating?

This is a new project that I am working on with Paula Morris.  Please check out the first article and feel free to comment!   What Happened To DATING? I guess it would be extremely appropriate for me to define dating before I continue.  In my opinion, dating is how you get to know someone […]

Committment Issues

Why do we humans have such problems with sticking to a task?  I started this blog over a year ago, but I have not written a blog for many months.  I thought that I would be a serial blogger by now, but I am not! On a more positive note, I did just finish a […]

Education is the Key!

I grew up in St. Mary’s Park Houses in the South Bronx section of New York City.  Yes, the PROJECTS!!!!!!  The theme song from Good Times had many phrases that seemed to capture my existence.  “Just lookin’ out of the window, watchin’ the asphalt grow. Thinkin’ how it all looks hand-me-down.”  Although we lived in the […]

What is a Friend?

I hear a lot of definitions about what a friend is and what a friend is not.  Relationships seem so fickle these days and I am forced to believe that if marriages are breaking up on a regular basis, then friendships are too!  Maybe we have not been given a clear idea of what a […]