Simone Biles and Simone Manuel share more than a first name. They now both have Olympic gold medals in the premier events of their respective sports of gymnastics and swimming. They also have a shared history as black stars in sports that in the U.S. have been dominated mostly by white athletes. The hierarchy of… Read More Simone Biles and Simone Manuel
This mostly focuses on the US Olympic Team, fyi… Highs: – US Women’s Gymnastics winning gold – Katie Ledecky dominating everything and everyone in the freestyle swimming events – #TongaFlagBearer, apparently – Opening Ceremonies according to most reviews – Michael Phelps Lows: – Serena and Venus Williams losing in doubles – The overt sexist ways… Read More Highs and Lows of the Olympics so far
Sept 7, 6pm at Book Passage at the Ferry Building on SF’s Embarcadero. I’ll be reading from “Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football’s Color Line”. Friends and co-workers will be there so it will be half-reading, half-roast, and a lot of audience commentary…
The behind-the-scenes view of a writer on deadline. I was surrounded by books, dishes, chip bags, coffee thermos (full), beer bottles (empty), unopened mail, and a really bright lamp. I recommend many of the books I used to research mine, including: Outside the Lines by Charles K. Ross, L.A. City Limits by Josh Sides, and The… Read More What my living room looked like the week prior to finishing my manuscript
Just this week I got off the phone with my publisher and was told that the first physical copies of my book are in. I can’t wait to see them!