What’s a Couple of Nights Sleeping in the Cold?

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Several years ago when Najwa first started attending DC Prep, at the end of each day the students did an end of day reflection.  It was a moment for each to share with their classmates what they learned, or their favorite part of the day, or whatever was on their mind.  I copied this concept at work, doing an end of day reflection in regards More...

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By David Gaines On Saturday, March 9th, 2013

How Oscar-Worthy Was Nairobi Half Life?

When you have a child, movie night becomes a memory. When you do get a babysitter for the evening, the movie better be a good one. A really good one. One that’s nominated-for-an-Oscar good. Nduku More...

Zuleika - The Chocolate Bag
By David Gaines On Friday, February 15th, 2013

Check Out And Support My Homegirl Zuleika And Her EP — The Chocolate Bag

Zuleika, one of my people from back in my days at North Carolina A&T, has just put released “The Chocolate Bag” E.P. Check it out. Order it. Download it. Support a fellow Aggie! It’s More...

Najwa Gaines holding an umbrella
By David Gaines On Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Day A Stranger Shared Her Umbrella

When I lived in Atlanta, we were technically experiencing a drought. It would rain every now and again, but the periods between rainfall and the amount of water needed for a population so large led to rules and More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Ever Dream About Smoking a Cigar — In The Literal Sense?

Have you ever had a dream so weird, so intense, so confusing, so abstract, so something that when you woke up, you knew you’d never forget what you just dreamed? And then you forgot? I had one of More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Who is YahZarah? And Did She Just Remix a Prince Classic!?

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years. Even as I was doing it, I was hesitant that I was making a wise decision. I mean, it’s the 21st century, and I like to think that I’m keeping up More...

Capital One Card
By David Gaines On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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My Picture Perfect Plan To Not Let My Credit Cards Slip Through Those Swiping Machines

I was checking out my credit score the other day — as everyone should — and though it’s decent, it could be better. What’s holding my score from being excellent isn’t debt, which I More...

It's a Dad Life Video
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 16th, 2012

It’s a Dad Life Is My New Anthem

You know, sometimes I forget that it’s Father’s Day weekend. Seriously. I mean, I just bought a gift for the lady, a Kindle Fire [her Mother’s Day gift] case with the Kenyan flag on it, More...

Najwa Gaines is Fatty Mama
By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

My Advice To “Fatty Mama” About Bullies

When Dr. Anderson said it’s better to overfeed than underfeed an infant, well, it freed us from the anxiety of asking ourselves if we were feeding Najwa too much. So, we fed her. Sure, she has chunky More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Curse Gmail Even Though I Still Love You

Because of technology it seems the staffing industry is losing its personal touch. Other than during an interview, I may never see my candidates ever again. Technology’s efficiency is making a physical More...