Archive for October, 2012

THE AVOCADO TREE

My oldest son just turned 18. When he was four I took the pit from an avocado, stuck toothpicks in it to keep it from completely falling into the glass of water I suspended it over with just the bottom half immersed. The object was to show him one of the miracles of life and […]

LIES, LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND LIES THAT GOD DAMS

Miles Davis is working out on SKETCHES OF SPAIN in the background and some sort of readers’ GPS might be needed to follow what is to follow. Miles does that for me. His music of the 50s and 60s was so pregnant with depth and meaning, both seen and heard, as well as unseen and […]

9.79 – W.R. – REALLY ?

I hate going back over stuff ! I hate seeing things a second time. I lost points on school work because I refused to review my answers. As a boy, the only movie I could bear to see more than once was, SAHARA, a war film in the 1940s starring Humphrey Bogart. I liked it […]

IF HE HOLLERS

EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE MOE, CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TOE, IF HE HOLLERS, LET HIM GO Back in the middle and late 1950s I was a member of the University of Chicago Track Club while sporadically attending law school and business school there. Ted Haydon, the track coach there, was a social worker from Canada […]

Wilbur – We hear you NOW

Wilbur Ross was probably one of the greatest coaches of track and field of all time. However, at most he will be passed over as a foot note . ¬†Ed Temple at Tennessee State University, with his more than 30 Olympic medals by his Tiger Belles ( Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tysus, Willye White, Edith Maguire, […]