A recent column by John Conway is one of my favorites of his. It was titled “The Ultimate Friendship” and was written about an African American super star basketball player, Maurice …
A recent column by John Conway is one of my favorites of his. It was titled “The Ultimate Friendship” and was written about an African American super star basketball player, Maurice Stokes, who fell and hit his head in 1958 and was diagnosed with post-traumatic encephalopathy which eventually left him totally paralyzed, capable of only able to blink his eyes. His care cost almost $100,000 a year and his teammate Jack Tayman took on that debt and with the help of fundraisers continued it until the death of Stokes in 1970. The fact that Tayman was not African American made it even more remarkable.
I’m not into finances but I do like the thought for the week that Joel Lerner puts at the end of his columns such as “If this was the last week of your life, would you want to do what you were about to do this week?”
When I read Ramona Jan’s columns I feel so proud because I recommended her to be a columnist. Some of my favorites of hers in “Ramona’s Ramblings” are the one she wrote about what she overheard while waiting on line at the post office and the supermarket and the one about her grandmother’s diary. And finally she has started writing about her glorious and talented past. At her shop called Vintage Bling I saw pictures of her with well known celebrities in an album. One was with Frank Sinatra. She’s been writing a string of columns about her years in New York City in 1978 and 1979. You must read all about it. It’s all very exciting.
Last summer I met my editor, Joe Abraham for the first time. He told me that some people tell him he looks like a grade schooler which is true. After seeing the picture of the Democrat staff which was published on March first I think Joe has matured a little. He and editor Matt Shortall as well as the staff writer Derek Kirk all look like they are freshmen in High School.
To be continued in two weeks…
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