An Earlier Heaven

According to George Bernard Shaw, “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” Shaw’s sentiments manifested themselves this past weekend, when Tosin’s cousins and their children vacationed in the DMV from Nigeria. They used the opportunity to visit Rebecca’s mom, Tosin’s aunt, who lives and works in Maryland. We were glad to link up. Our […]

The HoCoPoLitSo Experience

My friend, Truth Thomas, recorded this interview on his smartphone. I put together a mini doc of my final experience as HoCoPoLitSo – The Howard County Poetry & Literature Society’s 2018/19 Writer-in-Residence at Howard Community College.

Closing Out My Run as Writer-in-Residence

Last Thursday, I did my final reading as the Howard County Poetry and Literary Society (HoCoPoLitSo)’s 2018/19 Writer-in-Residence. During my tenure, I had a great time visiting Howard County schools and sharing my love of poetry with the students. Those visits gave me something else to look forward to on my Friday mornings. I’m honored […]

The Treasure Hunters

This is a short I shot and edited while at a birthday party a few weeks ago. My daughter was part of an elite team sent to retrieve the missing treasure.

Jaz’s first time at Santa Monica Beach

I’m coming back from our family trip to California to help my wife’s “Granny” (foster mom) celebrate her 80th birthday. Our trip took us from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Santa Monica, then back to Los Angeles. I made this video of Jaz’s first time at Santa Monica Beach.

2018 Michael J. Clark Award!

Now that the news is public, I want to shout a huge thank you to The Little Patuxent Review for selecting me to be this year’s recipient of the 2018 Michael J. Clark Award! LPR gives out the Michael J. Clark award annually for one piece published in the previous year. The editors selected my […]