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I learned to garden as a kid growing up in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Morrisania was a Negro neighborhood. Gardening was the best thing that could have happened to a kid surrounded by a city. It led to a rewarding green career and, all these years later, I am still working in community gardens.

My passion is basketball. Basketball is the perfect sport for me. Even thought I’ve tried lots of things, including bicycle racing, basketball provides the right mix of immediate, hands-on excitement that keeps me interested and active in the sport.

I am invested in the community between basketball and gardening. If I’m not at a game or on a basketball court, I am in a community garden. Every so often, the garden and the game are in the same NYCHA development!

If you’re reading this you’re beyond Facebook and Twitter. Consider using Windows has 52% of the computer operating system market compared to Apple’s 26%. Windows 10, combined with Office 365 and Office Online makes a seamless, intuitive work platform. I bought a Windows 10 computer rather than a MacBook for that reason. Until I work out the kinks, I will continue to post on Community Green and NYBasketball since they both have great audiences. Please visit my site on Thanks!

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