I Feel Privileged To Express This

At 60 years old; thinking about the fears I’ve had. Hardships I’ve faced. And any trials and tribulations I’ve gone through as a somewhat privileged white middle-class citizen, I cannot think of anything that stands out as life-changing, other than when I finally stopped drinking. Now I did experience fears and insecurities throughout my life … Read more

Why I Needed A False Ego

From Chapter three of my book. This was a few years before I started drinking on a regular basis and the beginnings of a false sense of ego that I used to feel better about myself for many more years to come. “I believe that having role models when we’re young can be of great … Read more

I Am Like Ali

I was a skinny and very insecure teenager and, as a result, I needed to be someone I wasn’t. Someone great. I even started boxing at fifteen because of this and tried to act like Muhammad Ali. With dedication and a boxing style, I copied from Ali. I was able to win an amateur Golden … Read more

The Greatest Love of All

I was fifteen years old when I first fell in love with a boxer named Muhammad Ali. I know that might sound strange, but I assure you, I’m not the only one that loves the man who was once The Heavyweight Champion of the World.  He has, however, always been much more than just a … Read more