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Najwa and her grandpa
By David Gaines On Friday, July 7th, 2017

Najwa and Grandpa

It has become an annual event, my dad coming to visit us every 4th of July.  I grew up not knowing my grandpa, either of them, or my grandma, either of them, so it never really occurred to me the importance More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Taking Grandpa to Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Peru

With grandpa in town, we took a trip to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was happening. On the way to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we stopped by the National Gallery of Art’s More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, September 9th, 2012

All Decked Out in Redskins Gear For The Adams Morgan Day Festival

What was Adams Morgan Main Street thinking!? How do you throw a street festival on the same day as the debut of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III? And with my dad in town, how do I balance entertaining his last day More...

Najwa and Her Grandpa
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Najwa and Her Grandpa

It generally takes some time for Najwa to warm up anyone to let that person hold her. Even her grandpa who was in town for the week visiting just before her second birthday. But, finally, she lightened up for us 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 Monday, May 16th, 2011

Najwa Meets More Family Including Grandpa!

Whenever I hear Nduku talk about her grandparents, especially her grandmother who still works in the fields regardless of her age, her health and the family telling her to take it easy [and the heat, the dust and More...

By David Gaines On Friday, October 9th, 2009

A Special Thanks to Some Special People For Donating to the National Kidney Foundation

I want to send out a big THANK YOU to those who made donations to the National Kidney Foundation and sponsored me for the 5k walk last weekend. It was DC’s largest turnout ever, starting with only More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 7th, 2006

My Dad and I Hanging Out at Hoover Dam

After watching dozens of programs on Discovery Channel about Hoover Dam, I made it a point to visit it during my second trip out to Arizona to visit my dad. Leaving from Flagstaff, it took us only a ouple or so 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 Friday, May 13th, 2005

The Skins: From Local to Home Team

I’m always asked what brought me to Washington, DC. Especially after the terrorist attacks, DC isn’t one of those places people rate highly as a place to live. Either the government brought More...