Before I lay it down: “That moment when you realize and say: “I shouldn’t...

By Mark Spivey A college dropout in 1978; married at 19, five kids by the time I’m 26, divorced at 30, single and still raising...

Before I lay it down: “They Fired the Wrong Damn Coach”.

I’ve been a girl’s head basketball coach for 11 out of my 13 years of teaching. It's not easy coaching girls. You gotta put...

“Children Only Mimic What they See………”

We sometimes see a lot of disturbing things on Facebook. Kids are responsible for the majority of them.  Grownups, however, are not too far...

Before I lay it down: Discipline:

And, they wonder why our parents whupped our asses… By: Mark Spivey There’s a big debate about corporal punishment being administered in the public...

“Happy Father’s Day, Momma…”

An “oxymoron” is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.  It’s also a figure of speech...

“My Strange Walk Against Cancer”

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and last year around this time I decided to do an “awareness walk” the entire thirty-one days in...

“Somebody shot Miss Susie…”

Life in the ‘hood’ was simple at best. Kids had different ways to stay entertained back in the 60s and 70s. Color televisions were...

Before I lay it down: “Should a man EVER hit a woman?”

Five-year old little “Johnny” is playing in the house with his 4-year old little sister, “Quanterisha”, when she reaches up and hits him in...

Before I lay it down: “It’s just time for the good guys to win;...

His dad died when he was thirteen years old, having been a life-long painter. His mom cleaned rooms and toilets at the historic Rice...

Before I lay it down: “My Letter to America”…

Dear America, It puzzles me how the Trump camp wants to “Make America Great Again" when the Republican Party has no unity within its ranks...