By Linda Flanagan, the Atlantic
Playing basketball had been a singular source of joy for her. She had taken it up in first grade, honed her talent in year-round competitive leagues, and earned a spot on the varsity team as
When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build … Read the rest
Summarized by Kirsten Christensen
In recent … Read the rest
Aug. 1, 2016 1:52 p.m. ET
There is a special man who’s changed my life recently, and he says these things to me:
“Great job in difficult circumstances.”
“You should be really … Read the rest
If not for George Powles, I would have never played basketball.
A mentor who changed my life.
Who was George Powles?
The year was 1949
A few years ago, I immersed myself in a most unexpected project—an authorized biography of baseball slugger Manny Ramirez. Unlike most sports writers, I had only a passing interest in the game. What drew me to Manny’s story was … Read the rest