Sunday, July 13, 2008


Well, I've been off of here for quite some time obviously, but it's not as though I haven't thought about new entries, or opined, mused about, or reflected on things with friends and or family. What happened is, that I gained Primary Physical custody of youngest daughter on 7 June, 2008 and I have been otherwise engaged ever since. In the photo, she's the one on the left, the other two gals are my older daughters. My youngest had been in a situation that I'll limit my description here as "bizarre": Her mother has changed residences no fewer than thirty-four times since 1999 and my daughter had been in nine different schools between second and ninth grade. She had failed eighth grade and only through her own effort and fortitude was she able to move on up to age appropriate ninth grade mid-year last year. I am currently embroiled in a battle with the local school district (the most local high school is about 50% Latino - 50% African-American) in applying for an Intra-District permit to allow my kid to go to a high school "out-of-district". The school I want her to attend is a good four way split 25% Asian, White, Latino, and African-American, not to mention, my nephew is The Dean there and will be in a position to help when the inevitable occurs. Example: I asked her this weekend what she knew about the Civil War: She, literally, had no concept and "didn't want to talk about it" - I'd say I have my work cut out for me. The photo was taken on Father's Day of this year and was the first time since 1998 that I was able to spend it with all three of my girls at the same time, and the first time since 2003 that I spent it with any of them. It was pretty special......More to come later, stay tuned!