17 01, 2021

Old School New Kid 18

By |2021-01-11T16:23:42-05:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“BLACKS DO READ: KUUMBA, KUJICHAGULIA, AND UJAMAA” Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    When I embarked on my journey as a novelist, my first novel, Mark My Words, was 17 years in the making: five years to write it and another 12 to get it published. I was naïve, believing that traditional publishing was the only game in town. Tiffany [...]

13 12, 2020

Old School New Kid 17

By |2020-12-11T18:01:08-05:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Playing It Forward"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      As an African American gay man of a certain age, I find that my definition of success has changed over the years. The dream I had so long ago of being a published author, writing the books I wanted to read, having readers who love my books, has come true. With that dream realized, [...]

27 09, 2020

Old School New Kid 16

By |2020-09-27T09:55:06-04:00September 27th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Staying Sane in 2020"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 2020, in many respects, has been a year of insanity. I won’t rehash that which we already know, but the negative energy from it is something we cannot allow ourselves to be inundated with. As a man of a certain age, I have learned much from my 90-year-old mother from [...]

30 08, 2020

Old School New Kid 15

By |2020-08-30T09:55:59-04:00August 30th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

"The Right to Be"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                Indeed, it is exciting to have a new book launched. In writing Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel, I wondered in the beginning if I could write a whodunit, given that I love to watch movies and shows like Midsomer Murders, Forensic Files, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Poirot, [...]

26 07, 2020

Old School New Kid 14

By |2020-08-21T02:49:34-04:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Flirting With 70"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                Yes, I said it. I haven’t consummated it yet, but I am in the flirting zone with 70.      That was such an alien concept to my 21-year-old brain in the early 1970s, somewhere in the future far, far away, off in my grandmother’s territory. And to be gay and [...]

28 06, 2020

Old School New Kid 13 – MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP

By |2020-06-28T10:00:06-04:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

"MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                     Besides the COVID-19 pandemic (which, paradoxically, has given our planet a chance to breathe), there is another pandemic that is front and center at this time, though it has been around far longer: systemic racism. Indeed, George Floyd's murder has sparked a revolution around the [...]

17 05, 2020

Old School New Kid 12

By |2020-05-17T09:55:42-04:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Second Home"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 Indeed, COVID-19 has brought about drastic changes in our lives. My state has a shelter-in-place order at this time, and all that goes with it. People overall have been good about compliance here; I must admit it’s weird driving on freeways with hardly any traffic, but I will take it for what it’s [...]

19 04, 2020

Old School New Kid 11

By |2020-04-19T10:55:56-04:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up!"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            Summer will be here before I know it, and with it the release of Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel. True, it is a historical fiction/whodunit, as I have mentioned in my previous columns. However, the story does have elements of romance, which include the LGBT members of the Berry family. [...]

15 03, 2020

Old School New Kid 10

By |2020-03-15T11:00:48-04:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Blue Lights in the Basement"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            For those of us brothas of a certain age, “Blue Lights in the Basement” was the title of an album by Roberta Flack. When I think of that phrase, I think of a place and mood that took place despite the challenges. Hence, I consider this installment more as a [...]

16 02, 2020

Old School New Kid 9

By |2020-02-16T11:00:28-05:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"A Writer's Work Is Never Done"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham         One thing this Old School New Kid has learned is that my writing is ever-evolving. Honing one’s craft and writing style is an ongoing process, especially when writing is one’s passion. I remember my days as a child when my stories were largely about animals.      In junior high [...]

12 01, 2020

Old School New Kid 8

By |2020-01-12T10:55:49-05:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up" Preview  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    A Wyattevans.com exclusive! A tantalizing excerpt from “Never Give Up,” the much anticipated and soon-to-be released tome by Mr. W. D. Foster-Graham!  Through the lens of Judge Berry’s wife, Juanita Langston Berry, here is a preview of one of the pivotal events of my upcoming novel, “Never Give Up. On the evening of August [...]

13 10, 2019

Old School New Kid 7

By |2019-10-13T10:00:27-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Authenticity—To Thine Own Self Be True”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure that somewhere, at some time, brothas have heard or read that phrase. As an Old School New Kid, it has deep meaning when dealing with not only coming out, but being out as an LGBT man of color.      True, I knew [...]

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