Dr. Benjamin Spock published his famous “Baby and Child Care” in 1946, eventually outselling all other nonfiction books other than the Bible.  However, in 1883, 63 years before Spock’s book, America’s first African-American woman medical doctor published her “Book of Medical Discourse,” offering medical advice for women and children.  What makes Dr. Crumpler’s success even…

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Recent times have seen many people decry the loss of prestige that America has suffered by way of the war in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and other fiascoes. But I can point to a story that has touched my life that clearly shows how America still holds the torch of liberty and freedom for all…

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People in their 20s and 30s mostly work out to train for a specific sport or to look good in a bathing suit. People in their 40s mostly work out to stave off admitting they’re middle-aged. But people in their 50s not only have more varied reasons for working out, but they also have a…

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I recently had the pleasure of catching a performance of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which is now touring, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.  They played at the Pepperdine University Performing Arts Center in Malibu, and really raised the roof.   In New York City, my high school was immediately adjacent to the Lincoln Center…

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I wanted to add an answer to one more question that didn’t make it onto the previous video.  I received a great question/response on my Slice ‘Em blog from Robert Sommers, and I would like to respond. Robert speaks of the traditional arts as being civilized and measured as opposed to the mixed martial arts…

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The Lakers stepped up and delivered in a major way in last week’s victory over Phoenix. It was a statement of the first order. The Suns’ acquisition of Shaquille O’Neal was an attempt to put some muscle and size in the mix for a small but speedy lineup. Shaq was able to deliver some muscle…

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I had a great time with the NCAA Double-A Zone. We talked about blogging, my audio book, fans, sports, writing and many other topics. Please join me in this really interesting conversation with the National Collegiate Athletic Association blog. Click here.

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Today is cool day for me. ESPN.com is launching my audio/visual show as a part of my audio book On the Shoulders of Giants. It shows you some insights to my life when I was a young boy growing up who loved baseball and had no serious interest in basketball. As a boy I was…

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