Chapter 6: Making Pop Proud: A letter to Jesse from a young fan

On page 294, in an appendix to “Making Pop Proud,” I quote from a letter sent to Jesse from a young fan named Andy of East Brunswick, New  Jersey.

Jesse proved that regardless of your background, your age, your financial status, your ethnicity–you could make it.  Jesse spent a great deal of effort in making pop proud.  And his young fan expressed his desire to in turnmake Jesse proud.

Here is a copy of the original letter.

jesse owens boysletter1977


Radio interviews

I did three recent interviews for my book A Splash of Kindness: The Ripple Effect of Compassion, Courage & Kindness.

I really enjoyed doing these interviews. The radio hosts did an excellent job in drawing out the essence of the book.
Here are links to the interviews:

Chapter 5: Rows In A Field…Farnsworth in Popular Literature

carterGlen David Gold’s debut tour de force mystery/suspence novel, Carter Beats the Devil, features some real life characters such as United States President Warren G. Harding, the Marx Brothers, Harry Houdini…and the inventor of electronic television Philo Farnsworth.