Tag archive for  ‘Charlson Gaines’
By David Gaines On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Najwa Invents A New Game [Video]

My brother and sister-in-law got Najwa these blocks that are learning tools. There’s a puzzle of Korea on some of the sides, hangul on others, pictures and numbers on other sides, just a lot of potential 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 cheeks, More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Congrats to Shanna and Daughter Sydnee!

Doesn’t it always seem like when one person gets pregnant, everyone gets pregnant? First it was my brother who witnessed the birth of my niece Alexis. Then my homegirl Rukiyah gave birth to Kadar on my birthday. More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
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The Gaines Boys Take Home The Hardware

I would like to thank Eric Taylor and Omar Pettis for contributing to my championship victory in the inaugural season for “No Balls, No Glory.” The fantasy football league [my homeboy Daz is the commissioner] More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

What I’ll Miss Most From Our Pregnancy

In Kenya snow is about as foreign as ugali is in America. And coming from the south [“This one’s for North Carolina! C’mon and raise up…”] an inch of of snow shuts the city down.  More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Now You Can “Call” Me With No Phone

At the risk of exposing my age [whatever — I’m 35], I remember that in the 11th grade, connecting to the Internet wasn’t as easy as ordering an overpriced latte, an overpriced piece of cake and More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Primer of Why Barack Obama Gets My Vote

As the presidential race heats up, I’m pretty sure we’ll start to see a lot more of what we saw on Monday night’s debate. Raised voices, finger pointing, stepping on toes, words twisting, defending More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Getting Ready for Showdown 2008

Next month the primaries come to the DC region in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in decades. No sitting president or vice president running? A female candidate who very well may be the Democratic More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Thanksgiving in Charleston SC

My mom and I rolled down to Charleston, SC, to hang out with my brother and his family. It had been a minute since I’ve seen him, and may be the last time for a minute since it’s looking like his next More...

By David Gaines On Friday, May 5th, 2006

Another Gaines Men Reunion — Flagstaff, AZ

It’s been years, many, many year, since my dad, brother and I stood together. Unless a moment slipped my mind, the last time was in Houston for my brother’s Kuk Sool Martial Arts Tournament sometime More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 22nd, 1999

Bruthas — Me and My Little Brother Charlson

Time is something I’ve always said was precious, but I’ve also mentioned that it’s my worse enemy. The more of it we use, the more important it is for us to remember the time already spent. And More...