All About That Drum and Horns

I am nothing if not a devoted fan. Back in 2007, I saw a fairly new 11-piece group called No BS Brass Band and fell in love with their ten horns and a drummer audio onslaught. A webcast producer at the time, I wasted no time in inviting them into the studio to play for a show. My rationale was purely selfish; I wanted to see them in what amounted to a private show for me and my staff. From there, it snowballed and I rarely missed an opportunity to catch them playing where ever that might be, including a street corner downtown during lunch hour....more

All About That Drum and Horns

I am nothing if not a devoted fan. Back in 2007, I saw a fairly new 11-piece group called No BS Brass Band and fell in love with their ten horns and a drummer audio onslaught. A webcast producer at the time, I wasted no time in inviting them into the studio to play for a show. My rationale was purely selfish; I wanted to see them in what amounted to a private show for me and my staff. From there, it snowballed and I rarely missed an opportunity to catch them playing where ever that might be, including a street corner downtown during lunch hour....more

Every Afternoon

Translation: Every Afternoon in Grenada, Every Afternoon a Child Dies. Here in Las Vegas, our Child Protective Services office is under fire. Here’s a dead baby found incidental to police serving another warrant ....more

Help! Preschooler Prefers One Parent

Reader Preferred Parent writes: My fiance and I, both female, have been together since the birth of her child, who is almost three. The problem is that our daughter...more

5-Minute Raw Carrot Salad

Eat low fat to lose weight! ...more

Thai pineapple fried rice {vegetarian}

The continuing process of pantry downsizing and clean-out, in preparation for our move from country to city in a couple of weeks, has energized my cooking. Recently, my cleaning yielded a huge bag of jasmine rice (who knew?) and an almost equally large bag of curry powder, never opened. When a grocery delivery came with a free pineapple, I took it as a sign, and began to pull together the rest of the ingredients for this Thai fried rice ....more

Fingerprint Comics

When I was a little girl, creating fingerprint art was one of my favorite rainy day activities. I always get a kick out of introducing the boys to things I loved as a kid. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Peanut-Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats, and Popcorn by Frank Asche—things my boys now adore too! ...more

Black History

If the only Black history you are aware of is the "history" you were taught in school then you probably don't really know much about Black history at all. "The most imperative and crucial element in Woodson's concept of mis-education hinged on the education system's failure to present authentic Negro History in schools and the bitter knowledge that there was a scarcity of literature available for such a purpose, because most history books gave little or no space to the black man's presence in America. Some of them contained casual references to Negroes but these generally depicted them in menial, subordinate roles, more or less sub-human ....more