Thursday, September 22, 2016


Earl Ofari Hutchinson stimulated this post by asking for solutions that might be used to prevent the police shooting of black men. A standard of conduct should be set governing the drawing and or use of a weapon. That standard should be based on the Actual, not Subjective, treat posed by a person. In the absence of an actual treat a weapon must not be drawn and or used. There should be a penalty for violating the standard.

Monday, September 12, 2016


THOUGHTS ABOUT GOVERNMENT SALE OF IT’S CITIZENS – to private owners The business of American government is obviously business and not the welfare of its citizens. African Americans have lived within this reality since the first slave was put on an auction block. Now as more European Americans witness the sale of public lands, the loss of jobs, loss of investments and pensions, loss of homes, loss of good schools, loss of health care, they like African Americans are beginning to mistrust the conservative mantra – less government more personal control. Whites are beginning to see that they too have been sold to private owners; wealthy white men who see them as commodities to be bought and sold in a free market. In an effort to block the advances of a few black people many whites joined their wealthy owners in demanding that our government annihilate all government programs designed to assist the delayed development of black people; those whites shouted their protest to legislators and courts. Now those whites scream to the government for justice; but their only recourse is their white wealthy owners – it seems to be one of life’s axioms, when you deny the rights of others your own rights are denied.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


THOUGHTS ABOUT HYPERBOLE vs REALITY – doing what some say we will never do I have this popcorn brain that gives back more than is put into it. Two women stimulated my brain today by putting in kernels of an idea. Barbara Roberts was the first and Nancy Peske the second. I was one of many hundreds in the Labor Dad Parade this morning. Barbara is a staff member of Actors’ Equity Association, and with the right amount of feminine finesse dropped a kernel into my brain that I, Adolphus, needed to march for Equity this day; if I didn’t march, she said, other Equity members would have to carry Equity’s banner all by themselves. I gotta tell you, Barbra and I are longtime friends, otherwise, I would have told her where she could put her drugstore psychology. A note aside; Sag-Aftra, another actors union, I’m a member, made room for our two unions to march alongside one another. THANKS SAG-AFTRA. Nancy Peske is a friend by inheritance. Her mother, who is deceased, and I shared love when Nancy was quite young. Now she is grown with a fully developed mind and also has a family. We don’t communicate often but each of us will always keep the other in our thoughts. Our recent communication centered on racial tension so present in all our lives and what future race relationships might look like without it. Nancy, baby, I don’t fucking know but this Labor Day Parade has to come close to what I hope and work for. Seated on the curbs and marching in the parade was a virtual microcosm of humanity. We’re doing what some fight like hell not to have us do – WE’RE LIVING and WORKING WITH EACH OTHER.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


THOUGHTS ABOUT MY IDENTITY – and a few related assumptions The internet has made it possible for me to explore a subject in minutes where it once took hours at a library. I experience the internet as a market place for resources, ideas, assumptions, and beliefs. What makes it exciting for me is that everyone can bring to market whatever they want to sell or exchange. I can buy or accept whatever I want or leave the marketplace doing neither. I sell books in the market, others sell religion, others personal development, still others human origin, and others… Today there are many sellers of what black people are and are not – some sellers are scholars, more are sellers with assumptions. Here, I share thoughts about my identity. I don’t believe in a God or Gods or the story or stories of creation. Evolution seems, at least, plausible to me. I don’t believe humans began with one man and one woman – nothing else in life on earth or in the heavens supports that notion. I consider myself a highbred: a black man whose primary ancestral root is Africa. My African root is evident by physical and cultural similarities, and choice. I am an American; this is evident by my presence here and that of known relatives in memory. So, I am a black man; I am an African American or African-highbred. I am because I exist. BOOKS /ACTING CREDITS ON MY WEB SITE – please share

Friday, August 19, 2016


THOUGHTS ABOUT BOOKS LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE BOOKFAIR is tomorrow, Saturday August 20th at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Teachers, students, and readers in search of good books, this bookfair is where you will find them. Even if you don’t read a lot, come to the fair. My stories with be there. MY TRILOGY BOOK TRAILER – historical black family fiction

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


THOUGHTS ON MY AUDIO BOOKS – one book flawed; please share The last of my three audio books had sound editing problems and couldn’t be published. That means I’ll have to do it again – the recording and editing. Although making mistakes still irritates me, my irritation is much less than it was when I was younger. I’ve come to know that mistakes are a part of doing any task – especially while I’m learning to do the task. Even when I know what to do I have to continually guard against mistakes. In deciding to do my own audio books I knew new skills had to be learned; and I knew it would be a challenge. As an actor I had long ago developed professional vocal skills to do the audio; I have now developed the basic skills for recording and editing – please note I said basic. I will let you know when my third audio book is published. Go to the site below and sample audio from two of my novels. LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF MY BOOKS ON AUDIBLE – please share

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


THOUGHTS ON LOVE AND LIFE I have a daily routine of reading from several books and magazines soon as I wash the sleep from my eyes. I’ve put together my own set of calisthenics that includes pushups, chin-ups, knee bends, and deep breathing; this is the second activity in my routine. Then to my breakfast of oatmeal, with fruit and nuts, and of course, a double shot espresso. As a writer and actor my brain is always working in one or both areas – I love what I do; that’s probably because I love life: all of it, the stuff that hurts as well as the stuff that heals. I’ve lived long enough to know that both are a part of life and that one could not exist without the other. I’ve lived long enough to know it’s to my benefit to love and respect all life; and that includes my fellow human beings. I make an extra effort to maintain love and respect for those who act to harm me or take my life. Remember that I love life, and is out of that love that I will act to prevent a fellow human from harming me or mine; and I will kill a fellow human who acts to kill me or mine.