Clinton

Married Father of 1 Maryland I love my Pops. It’s hard not to love a man who taught me how to ride a bike, patch a hole in the wall (that...

A Tribute to George Barnette

⁣ As I sat across from the strange man, all I heard was a blurred mix of clichés and familiar phrases. This grief counselor was feebly...

A Tribute to Will

This Father’s Day season, I have an unusual joy. Having lost my own dad 7 years ago, it’s typically been a day of grief and pain. But...

A Tribute to Dr. Wilbert D. Hawkins

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded,...

A Tribute to my Nephews

I have four nephews, three of whom are fathers.  Well, not only fathers but outstanding,  fathers.  It is hard for me to make the...

A Tribute to David Ball

A thousand grains of sand… Those words best describe what my father has been for me – every day before school when the small lessons and...

A Tribute to Bobby

Dear Bobby,⁣⁣ While we remember very different versions of my childhood, one thing we agree on was⁣⁣ the story of me going off to...

A Tribute to Bobbie Jean

I recently read a quote that said, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Fortunately for me, my life came with...

A Tribute to Sherry Freeman

My mom is my greatest example of unconditional love and self-sacrifice. My mother was 16 going on 17 when I was born, and she was...