Has Anyone Ever Looked So Cool While On A Bike With Training Wheels?

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I'm so proud of my boy, but if neighborhood girls are gonna shelter him in the rain while he bikes, my lil' Caucasoid twin has absolutely no reason to learn to ride without training wheels. Damn! How'd he become this with such an awkward father?

Anyhow, there's another picture below. It's unrelated to this post but pretty damn cool. My wife took it, but I'll take a bit of credit since I paid for the annual membership to the San Diego Children's Museum (where the photo was taken) and went half on the babies.

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-Dewan Gibson

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So Proud Of My Boy For Eating All The Meat Off His Rib #RNS

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One interesting aspect of raising a multiracial family is that you can never be sure what cultural habits the children will adopt. Like, when it comes to ribs and chicken wings, my wife leaves a lot of meat on the bone. She even calls gristle "cartilage" and acts like it ain't a delicacy (provided you add hot sauce). I gnaw that bone clean for the ancestors. So you can imagine how overjoyed when my second boy, Ca$$ius, did the same. I mean, damn, his focus on cleaning that rib bone was unprecedented, even as I looked on with a concerned side-eye. Love you, son.

-Dewan Gibson

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The Short-Long Story About My Trip To Cuba

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My Cuba story was published on The Billfold. Have a gander. I have no idea what that means.

In late 2014, President Obama relaxed restrictions on Americans looking to travel to Cuba. The new rules said, in short, that you should feel free to fly to Cuba if your reason for travel fits one of 12 categories: journalism, education, religious activities, and so on. But if you want to go for a different reason, you would just say you’re going for one of the 12 approved reasons, because the government doesn’t really care enough to check.

However, there are few commercial flights from the United States to Cuba. Charter flights are available, but those are thousands of dollars and sound like something you should take if you’re over 70 or seeking to find yourself after a divorce.

I happen to live in south San Diego, just 10 minutes from Tijuana, Mexico, where you can find any vice imaginable and also daily connecting flights to Havana. My wife and I took the trip to Cuba in early March, for journalism, I guess, although I was tempted to check the “other” box on the travel affidavit and write in, “We’re long overdue for a honeymoon, and a roundtrip ticket to Havana was only $442.” (Read the rest at The Billfold.)

Also, you can find links to my other publications here. Share them joints. Appreciate it.

-Dewan Gibson

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Short Video From A Somewhat Legal Trip To Havana

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I just finished a short-long story about my honeymoon/"journalism" trip to Havana, Cuba. Now I just need to find someone who will buy it for pennies on the effort. Until then, here's a short video of the trip that my wife worked on alongside Google Assistant.

-Dewan Gibson

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Never Have I Seen A Kid So Excited For An Easter Egg Hunt

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My oldest had his preschool Easter egg hunt today and was obviously overjoyed, even more so than the kid from A Christmas Story. They also had a hold-an-egg-on-a-spoon race. And how proud was I when I saw my boy finished last because he damn well felt like finishing last.

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-Dewan Gibson

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Surprisingly Dense Ben Carson: If Trump Sucks, It’ll Only Be For Four Years

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You listen to this guy enough and start to figure being a brain surgeon can't be much more intellectually challenging than being an Uber driver.

"Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don't think is the case, I think he's going to surround himself with really good people, but even if he didn't, we're only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever." (Politico)

-Dewan Gibson

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Me Not Always Happy, Though

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This may not seem like much to you, but Ca$$ius took a long time to start speaking. I figured even with speech therapy he wouldn't be much more coherent than Roger Mayweather or Boomhauer from "King Of The Hill." And here he is, just a little past 3, expressing negative emotions like his mama. Ha, just kidding, Amber. Dem just jokes...

-Dewan Gibson

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