I Am My Brothers Keeper

How did we go from marching on Washington, arms linked, seeking civil rights, to shooting each other at rap concerts and pool halls?


Divorced, Not Looking

I’ve never wanted to be one of those divorced assholes who discourage single folks from getting married.  Just because shit didn’t work out for me doesnt mean it won’t work for others.

Rooks’ 2017 [Year End Blog]

In the middle of having my child stolen from me by his mother. In the middle of the desert. In the middle of my life: what have I learned?


The Sob Stories Women Tell Men

Women stop lying to yourselves and to men.  If you meet a new guy and wanna tell him about your past, tell him the truth.  I’m almost certain he will still throw you some D at the very least.


The Trip. The Night. The ‘Fair’.

Not a single Filipino took a book selfie for #100DaysofFILIPINA or bought this book from me at the Manila International Book Fair without asking me “Why/What did you write about Filipina’s”.  Not a single one.  They wanted to know why.  They wanted to know from what angle I was coming from.  Was I yet another ignorant westerner, writing a “How-to” book…


She’s Too Young For You

Women have a cool name for it.  They’re COUGARS when they’re post middle-aged but prey on or prefer young 20-something year old men. However, men my age and older who would like to keep a PYT are labeled as, ‘creepy’, ‘Chester’, ‘gross’, and sometimes just “Ewl”.


Is Your Relationship ‘Facebook Official’?

…for you people who DO utilize social media.  For whatever reason it may be. Be it networking, spying on your children, job-searching, spying on family, dating, spying on your coworkers, generally being social, spying on your husband or wife, gaming, spying on ex-lovers, researching, spying on your current lover, standard public-figure stalking, or just passing the time…