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Average 50+ white guy with a healthy dash of West African & Iranian. Husband, father, friend, community member. Smart enough to appreciate life, Wise enough to question it, Dumb enough to seek answers.

Do video games and screens cause my son’s poor behavior?

I’ve written about Nate before. His inability to pay attention, oppositional behaviors, and lack of confidence have been ongoing challenges. The one thing he reacts to without hesitation are screens, primarily hand-held games like those on an iPhone. This has led me to use games and screen times as both stick and carrot. Taking away […]

The importance of foster care in the United States

Five years ago today, August 11 2016, Nate officially became part of our family. He came into our lives at 6 months of age. He was taken from his biological mother, an unknown father and extended family unable to take him in.  Little did we know that the estimated 3-6 months of care he needed would […]

Bake that “perfect” bread

I love bread, and I love figuring out how to do things that I don’t need to do… learning for the sake of nothing more than curiosity & personal gratification. So it’s no surprise that I am on this mission to bake the perfect loaf of bread. Off the bat let’s just get something straight. […]