Baby B and YLS sit down so that Baby B can teach Sr. how to play chess. And by that, we mean Baby B creates the rules as he goes along, with the only static rule being “Baby B always wins.” Baby B extended the invitation to me some weeks ago, but I was working on […]Read more "The Jackson-Sow Nature Reserve: A Vignette"
Dear Anthony Bourdain, 60 Minutes, et al., How is it that all the white people who do stories on Detroit manage to portray the city as if it’s 85% white and not 85% black? Is that some sort of ploy to justify a white mayor-elect who lives in Livonia? Or is it some […]Read more "Anthony Bourdain and Post-post-post-racial Detroit (the latter does not exist)."
On school festivities: “Le pizza! Le candy! Le chips! Even juice! Everything! Everything!!!!!” On greedy teenage trick-or-treaters: “You coming my house….you not wearing le Halloween….you big… you asking candy?! C’est PAS BIEN, ca! You getting out! Out my house! You not getting my Halloween! SORT!” The vote of thanks, before bed: “Et […]Read more "Baby B, on Halloween"