Green, Daryl D. 1966-
GREEN, Daryl D. 1966-
PERSONAL: Born February 5, 1966, in Shreveport, LA; son of Edward and Annette (Green) Elias; married Estraletta Andrews; children: Mario, Sharlita, Demetrius. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Southern University A & M, B.S., 1989; Tusculum College, M.A., 1997. Politics: Independent. Religion: Baptist.
ADDRESSES: Office—Performance Management and Logistics Associates, P.O. Box 32733, Knoxville, TN 37930-2733; fax: 865-602-7702. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Tennessee Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN, program manager, 1989—, technology-development manager, 1997-2002; Performance Management and Logistics Associates, Knoxville, TN, president, 1997—.
MEMBER: Toastmaster International (Clinch River president), Blacks in Government (past president), Black Executive Exchange Program, Black Achievers, Knoxville Urban League, Pi Tau Sigma.
My Cup Runneth Over: Setting Goals for Single Parents and Working Couples, Triangle Publications, 1998.
Awakening the Talents Within, Writers Club Press, 2001.
More Than a Conqueror, PMLA Press (Knoxville, TN), 2003.
Coauthor of the column "Family Vision" in the Knoxville Enlightener, 1998—; author of a nationally syndicated column distributed by National Newspaper Publishers Association, 2000—. Also author of works published under the name Dewayne Green.
ADAPTATIONS: The book My Cup Runneth Over was published as an audio book by Triangle Publications in 1999.
SIDELIGHTS: Daryl D. Green is the author of My Cup Runneth Over: Setting Goals for Single Parents and Working Couples, which he once described as a "'how-to' aimed at assisting families in setting goals for themselves." Green, who works as a program manager for the Tennessee Department of Energy, applied his organizational skills to his family life in order to establish goals and realize greater stability and optimism. "America is being destroyed from the inside out," Green commented. "Our children feel alienated in many of our families. Many couples are selfish and do not provide the healthy, nurturing environment for their children. . . . If our country is to be healed, we need to fix the problem at the very core—the family. Our children need hope. Hope is a very spiritual concept."
According to Jacqueline Brown, writing in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Green also used the Bible to provide ideas for the family. This model, Brown noted, is only part of a large plan that includes the establishing of "a family mission statement" and the developing of "a plan to accomplish [family] goals." Green told the Shreveport Sun that My Cup Runneth Over "tells you how to give your family vision for life." He added, "Priorities are important to have in a family. They must have goals."
Green once told CA: "I'm a natural goal-setter. I read lots of self-help books to improve my learning and knowledge. I read 'how-to' books and textbooks just for the pleasure. I'm probably one of the few students in college who enjoyed reading his textbooks.
"I give God the credit for my writing ability. God directs my footsteps. This is definitely the case with My Cup Runneth Over. I felt this project was part of my destiny. I wrote My Cup Runneth Over in two months, found a publisher, and published it in ten months. I believe what has happened to me is not just chance. There are a lot of people that have more talent than I. However, most of them don't realize how important it is to take advantage of the opportunity given. I feel an obligation to use all of my talents and gifts in life."
Green later added: "Who or what particularly influences my work? I must admit I was heavily influenced by my schoolteachers, especially Maggie Green and Versia Jackson. My parents helped me to enjoy writing. I, however, am influenced by my environment. I write about how people are feeling in my community."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 18, 1998, article by Jacqueline Brown, p. N3.
Shreveport Sun, February 12, 1998.