Muhammad Ali: A Champion Still

February 2, 2012 Comments Off on Muhammad Ali: A Champion Still

When his flight was preparing to leave, an airline attendant reminded Muhammad Ali that he, too, needed to fasten his seat belt. “Superman don’t need no seat belt,” Ali teased. “Mr. Ali, “the airline attendant smiled, “Superman don’t need no plane.” “The tragedy of human existence is not death—it’s unlived […]Read More

If Not Now, When?

February 2, 2012 Comments Off on If Not Now, When?

Some things can wait; the most important things may not. The catch for us as humans is to figure out what can be postponed and what absolutely cannot. I have always treasured books. Certain authors speak to me in their writing in ways that truly have opened my eyes to […]Read More

Where the Title Comes From – Mr. Veeck

February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Where the Title Comes From – Mr. Veeck

Baseball legend Bill Veeck sometimes said, “I am the only human being ever raised in a ball park.” He owned several ball clubs and used an amazing sense of humor and playfulness to make the act of attending a baseball game, even one in which the home team lost, into […]Read More

Using the Difficulty

February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Using the Difficulty

Actor Michael Caine was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR. He spoke of a play rehearsal in which he was unable to make his entrance. Another actor had thrown a chair and now the doorway he was to come through was blocked. He opened the door and said to the […]Read More

Advice From Dick Gregory

February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Advice From Dick Gregory

The legendary comedian, author, and civil rights activist Dick Gregory offered unforgettable advice to his Chicago audience at a performance I attended a few years back: “It takes a long time to change the world. So, while you’re out there doing it, be sure to have some fun, too.”Read More

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