Tag archive for  ‘Charlson Gaines’
Welcome to Washington DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Getting Ready For the Arrival Of More Gaines Family

So my brother and his family have decided to move to the DC region when he retires from the Air Force next year. No-brainer if you ask me, but then again, I’m biased. Spending the past couple of decades in More...

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...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Got Problems? Then You Need Danny Davis and His “No Evil Oil”

My brother posted this video on Facebook. As ridiculous as this infomercial product is, I couldn’t help but to watch the entire video. Or maybe it was the funny commentary from whomever filmed 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 cheeks, More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Men Really Are From Mars!

One of the first books I read about relationships and understanding how and why men and women communicate differently was Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Interesting stuff. I can’t say I agree with 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, March 10th, 2009

200,000 Jobs Unfilled Right Now

The other day I was talking with a candidate who was asking which industries did I think was least affected from the recession, the financial meltdown and the massive layoffs needed to stay in business. Well, no More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Is Facebook Really Just A Disease?

As Betty Morrison mentioned in her 25 random things about herself, I, too, am addicted to my Blackberry and my Facebook. Like obsessive compulsive addicted! I check my Facebook more than I check my email; wait, 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 Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Time Flies

It’s been a minute since I’ve seen my li’l nephew. But recently my brother sent me some photos of his son, Dhaelon [in yellow this past Halloween], and Dhaelon’s sister, Sanada [aka Li’l More...