"I, for one, am really tired of the diatribes, the "humor" at others expense, the cruelty that passes for "funny". Don imus isn`t the only one doing this, but today he`s the one in the hot seat.
"I don`t make plans, because life is short and unpredictable - much like the weather!"
My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, `So... you`re black.`
In this case, there is plenty of blame to go around. And the people who pay the price are the ones who can least afford to pay it.
Watching the scenes out of New Orleans, if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country. But it`s not. it`s the United States of America.
I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement.
I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said, `Well, no. They always had these angry looks on their faces. Who wouldn`t look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him?
Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.
How could this happen? How could the city, the state and the federal governments be some unprepared? it wasn`t like there weren`t warnings.
I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world - that their parents get treated better because they`re on TV.
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
When Courtney`s mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don`t have to try to impress your kids. If they`re not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.
They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn`t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we`ve never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens.
I have been blessed with working with the best in the business.
I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.
In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She`s got a construction zone going on in her belly.