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 In 2005, I thought that it was about time that we started the conversation: about who we are, and where we came from:

Time to differentiate ourselves from Emma Lazarus' "... huddled masses, longing to be free..." (of the 20th Century).

Recognizing that, more often than not, perception creates a reality of it's own. 


     Doshia Greene Bowling 



Amelia Evans Greene


Almeter Drakeford Harris


Ruth McCarley Harris and daughter Bobbi Harris Burkes 



Frank Harris Sr. 1954

Johnnie Harris Jr. 1953



  LJ Harris-1945

  Oscar Harris 1945


Lela-Mae Harris 52'


Walker Jones 1950 (est.)   




Sunman, Bigmama, & Johnnie Lee 1979 

Author Profile: 


 _ Graduate of the Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, 1983  


_Graduate of Central Connecticut State                            

 _ former bodybuilder au naturel.

_ insurance underwriter turned social historian.



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Dreams to Remember_ Nu School work smarter, not harder...

the old man may have been on to something.


Attitude, Respect, Integrity II

There are several fundamental axioms that most successful student athletes, and coaches, share:

1. To be the best, you must be "tougher than the rest": 

2.Respect is earned on the "mat". 


3. There is no I in TEAM! 

  These are universal truisms, that apply irrespective of discipline; it doesn't matter whether or not you're talking baseball, wrestling, swimming, or basketball.


Marathoners rock the House


Jacksonville Marathon & Half Marathon, Sunday Dec. 21, 2008 


...There is a house in New Orleans

they call the Rising Sun,

And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy

And God I know I'm one...

                                                         the Animals 1967


We arrived on the Bolles Campus about O-Dark 30 to support Courtney in her first attempt at a "half-marathon (13 miles):

 Guess what was playing in the background.

Eric Burdon & the Animals: House of the Rising Sun.


 "come on mommy, come on"


         Baby Deshawn


Cooperative Learning: Motivation (revisited)

 The Enlish Language is unique in that it's capable of conveying multiple layers of meaning at the same time; differentiated by intelligence, knowledge, and audience.

As I have stated on innumerable occasions;

CL. Harris 2008   

 it's not the nature of the dream, but the character of the dreamer that matters.

For our children to be successful we must give them values; as well as, instill in them a fundamental appreciation for the language.


When I speak of change, that too, is what I'm talking about.

        Univ. of Hartford_1983 (Court, Dad, Brad)


The Legend

I'm not a cry baby. That mean old Draego caught me by surprise, thats all.

...competence, confidence, commitment...thats how we roll.

B.A. University of N. Florida 2000.

 MBA University of Central Florida 2006


Daytona Lady Bulls enroute to their 2nd YBOA national tittle.