A Bittersweet Milestone

Today marks a major milestone in my journey. It was Thursday, April 21st, 2011, that I received what was technically a life-saving operation to remove a completely obstructed section of my small intestine, which had been affected by the presence of a tumor that was described to me as “a silent killer.” With each day […]

Alright, Alright; Keep It Moving!

If you were to close your eyes and imagine just about any 1980’s film set in New York City, you probably heard the title of this article recited by someone blowing a whistle, portraying an NYPD traffic cop.  Well, this article is not a tribute to those nostalgic screen gems, but in the spirit of […]

Journey From Fear To Faith

My Interview with HealthyBlackMen.org

According to a New York Times op-ed written by Duke University Medical Center psychiatrist Damon Tweety, “black men are seven times more likely than white men to receive a diagnosis of H.I.V. and more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer.” With that said, health education and inspiring men to go see the […]

Man Eating Breakfast

As I head into this weekend’s events…I am reflecting back on how, during my first book signing, I asked Kim for assistance and she dove right in to help. All I had to do was show up and sign books. She partnered my book signing with my favorite pass time (tennis). It was a total success, and she never once asks for anything in return. Although I’d like to feel special…I’m not; she’s helped to create a wheel-chair tennis program, inner-city youth tennis program and has made sure that EVERYONE of all ages, cultures and abilities has the opportunity to play the sport we both love…TENNIS. A special thanks goes out to you Kim, it definitely takes a village, and I’m honored to have you as a friend.

Seeing Really Is Believing!

New Year; New Methods

I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “seeing is believing” enough to consider it cliché; but there’s a reason that phrase has been around for nearly four centuries (if not longer).  In its original sense, I think the message was, “I won’t believe it until I see it,” and certainly most of us have said […]

For Pete’s Sake, Stop Eating All That *&^%!

New Year; New Methods

Warning: the following article isn’t necessarily one I’d classify as politically or religiously correct!  If you adhere to strict practices of being either politically correct, religiously correct or both, now would be a good time to close this web page…       Okay, you’re still here, so I’ll proceed… First, please pardon the divergence […]