#TBT: My Dad, His Super Fly Shirt and His Chubby Son

Dad and David

I use social media. How can anyone not? But I can’t say I’m as into it as many others [Does Facebook really have 1.3 billion users?]. Secretly, I want to shut down my Facebook page, but More...

by David Gaines | Published 2 months ago

Taking Selfies While Waiting for the 80 Bus

Najwa and dad

I remember back in the day when Saturdays were invented for people like me to sleep until Sunday morning, wake, watch the Redskins game, go to bed and start the week all over again. More...

Najwa Trying to Enjoy the Arts & Crafts at Family Days

Najwa at National Building Museum

We took Najwa to the annual National Cherry Blossom Family Days at the National Building Museum, a two-day event with lots of little events, arts & craft type stuff, for More...

Najwa Back at “Kids in the Kitchen” at the YMCA

Najwa and her goody bag

For the second year in a row, we took Najwa to Kids in the Kitchen: This annual event showcases ways for kids to eat smart and make healthy lifestyle choices. Celebrity chefs More...

Krys Must Know Me


Generally when I have to approve for something to show up on my Facebook timeline, I either get too lazy to approve it, or I just don’t approve it. Most of the stuff [not More...

Finally Painting Najwa’s Room

Najwa helping with the painting

Since there’s no NFL games on, good day to paint Najwa’s room. The lady got a lavender color, and it looks pretty good. Najwa calls it purple-pink. The can calls More...

DJ's Crew

DJ’s Crew Well Represented at MS Walk

Devin told me he thought raising even $5,000 was being hopeful for the MS Walk. He raised over $10,000. And DJ’s Crew all got together to walk with him this weekend at More...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner with Cornish hens, Karahi lamb, biscuits, cranberry, turkey breast, homemade chicken pot pie, corn casserole, mac n’ cheese, green beans, salad, pumpkin More...

Nduku’s Sister Mutethya’s Visit to the Nation’s Capitol

Work brought Mutethya, Nduku’s sister, to the United States from Dubai who then had some time to come visit us in Washington, DC. Photos from our visits to the U.S. Capitol More...

Birthday Dinner at Asian Spice in Chinatown

Nduku took me out to Asian Spice for my birthday. I was impressed with the place, a bit fancier than I was expecting. The food was really good though they were out of Kal Bi! More...

“Grain Brain” Already Feeding My Mind With Food For Thought

Grain Brain

So to begin my goal of 52 books in 52 weeks, I got started with Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain: The Surprising More...

4 Books To Start Off My 52 Book Goal for 2014

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The goal for 2014 is to read an average of one book a week. Or more. And blog more about it. I’ve come More...

The Bureau and The Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Agent in FBI History


After reading about the Mossad, I got curious and ordered a bunch of books about other spy organizations. NSA, More...

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Domestic Travel

Work Takes Me To West Virginia for the First Time, Probably the Last Time, Too

WVU Coliseum

I travel from time to time for work. Visiting college campuses, mostly within a few hours drive from the office. More...

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