January 24, 2020

Last week, my parents and one of my sisters came to Antigua. We had a great time together. It wasn’t the presents they bought us, but their presence that made it feel like Christmas in January.

During my family’s stay, I took them to some of the popular tourist sites on...

January 17, 2020

Imagine that it's your first day on a new job. After completing the new hire paperwork, your supervisor asks you to sit at a desk and participate in computer-based training. This interactive and informative training lasts for one hour. When your supervisor returns, the...

January 10, 2020

The latest US and Iran conflict may have you off your game. You usually make time to create New Year's resolutions by now, but concerns about retaliation have interrupted your normal. This post will help you to make goals and develop a plan that can increase your chanc...

January 3, 2020

Tuesday, I celebrated my tenth wedding anniversary. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he discusses Simon and Chase’s 10,000 hours theory. This theory suggests that 10,000 hours which takes about ten years of deliberate practice in a field, is required to achieve mas...

December 27, 2019

In 2019 I began my classes with one question. I asked my students, “if you could have any superhuman strength, what would it be and why?” Yes, in addition to getting to know my students’ names, I asked this superhuman question to see their personalities and to encourag...

December 13, 2019

Busy and blessed are the best words to describe last weekend. I battled food poisoning, attracted two thousand subscribers to my family’s YouTube channel, and graduated to another level in Capoeira. Before returning from the US to Antigua, I also spent a day with my fa...

December 6, 2019

Ruth George's murder happened in my second home. From 2001 to 2016, I attended school, worked, and remained in affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Throughout my tenure as a student and employee, I parked my car in the exact lot where police discover...

November 29, 2019

It’s that time of year. November and December are the months in the West, where some of us will make special plans to connect with family and friends. Many families in the United States celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with a feast.

My family and I recognized Thanksgiv...

November 22, 2019

Trump supporter, mentally ill, slavery apologizer, and musical genius are just a few of the words I’ve used to describe Kanye West. Over the last few years, I have observed West’s transformation. From the bleached hair to estranged television appearances, I’ve asked, “...

November 15, 2019

Last weekend, I embarrassed my daughter. She had a sleepover, and I kissed her in the presence of her friend. Every night, before the children go to bed, I kiss them on the cheeks and say, " I love you." 

Yes, I am that dad. I am that affectionate father who smothers hi...

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