While my personal profile shares basic information about me, here's a little more.
A native of East St. Louis, I'm the only boy in a family of six. Yes, growing up with five sisters was interesting. I'm sure it had a lot to do with how I relate to women. Even though I didn't spend much time around the house as they watched "Dark Shadows" or the "Patti Duke Show," it wasn't a bad thing to see the girls in the neighborhood swing in and out of my home.
Like many boys back then, sports ruled the day. Living across the street from the 'playground,' it was easy to spend the entire day emulating Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle or Johnny Unitas. If it wasn't sports, then it was practicing to be the next Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, or James Brown. The neighborhood was full of talent, and we were always anxious to show it off.
Growing up in East St. Louis says alot about who I am -- and who I have become. There were many lessons learned. As I continue to write in this space, I'll share with you some of those important lessons.