OCTAVIA BUTLER — THE GENIUS

Octavia Butler – from my scrapbook memories My  buddy Octavia Butler has a full-scape fabulous  headshot plastered on the entrance wall of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, Calif. “She did it,” was all I could say — and I said it out loud as I…

O.J. Simpson Wouldn’t  Impress My Mother

  My mother was a kind lady. She impressed everyone around her with good deeds. Her children knew her to be kind but stern. She took a straight and narrow path when it came to raising us. Apologies weren’t exactly the order of her day. She gave few and never appeared…

CHRIS ADAMS – A CHILD AT RISK?

Listening to the experts, parents will be convinced that allowing their children to continually watch television is a bad thing. Listening to Chris Adams, he’ll tell you the boob tube pretty much saved him from what the same experts would call troubled years of growing up. He was born in…

ONE GIANT STEP TOWARD SANITY

 TIME TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE? “That’s no fun,” whined 3 year-old Bianca.   Rachel, Mrs. Anderson’s 5th grade daughter, claimed boredom on the 3rd day after school let out for the summer.   Tamika and her best friend Joycelyn, both high school seniors, crawled out of bed somewhere around noon and…