Most of us know parents are our first te

Most of us know parents are our first teachers. By the time children get to school, they’ve been indoctrinated in love or hate, kindness or meanness, integrity or deviousness. This is an excerpt from my dad’s poetry collection, “Don’t Fall Out With the Cook!”

Where Is Truth?
In court he raised his hand to tell the truth;
Soon lies began dropping from from his tooth…
Folk will look you dead in the eye,
And say if I’m lying I hope to die.

When things happened, Wilburn Carlos wrote about it. What were you taught as a child?

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