Archive for September, 2009

REDUNDANTLY RIFFING ON FAMILIAR THEMES – REMEMBER REPETITION IS A FORM OF EMPHASIS

September of 1952 found me as a freshman at Tufts College in Medford, Massachusetts. Very soon after arriving there I had an ephiphany that has stuck with me every since. I had an English class taught by a husband and wife team, Doctors Birk and Birk. I was blown away that the authors of my […]

Riffs On A Redundant Reality

Last week I got a phone call from a newly elected official of USA Track and Field. I was asked to consider some way in which I could be more conciliatory and colleagial with the new leadership clique of USATF. I was described as being too militant and divisive in my comments and criticism regarding the […]

Bobby,Jon, Clyde,John,Me, and Miles

September 23, 2009 – 8:00 PM EST Sitting here listening to a CD entitled, “The Essence of Miles Davis “.. The first cut is “Bye,Bye Blackbird”. Part of the lyrics go like this, ” No one here —–OR UNDERSTANDS ME . Oh what old stories they all hand me….. Bye, Bye Blackbird.”. The original Miles Davis Quintet was […]

DINAH WASHINGTON – The Truth Be Told

It has been quite a while since I sat here sharing thoughts with you about track and field. One of the reasons was based upon the fact that much of what I have shared in the past was critical of the actions or inactions of the new leadership clique of U.S. A. Track and Field. I […]