I recently found the letter I wrote former Major Leaguer Mark Grace in 1990. Gracie was my favorite player as a kid and I was inspired to become a journalist - in part - so I could reach the Major Leagues when my dreams exceeded my athletic talent. I spoke to Mark about his career and his role helping younger players as a Diamondbacks hitting instructor.
The inspiration: Magic & me in 2003.
My journalism career can be traced
to #32's pursuit for greatness. Click the picture for my story on a 2009 effort by Birmingham officials to partner with Magic Johnson's development firm.
Forever to Thee: The University of South Carolina is a part of my soul. The Horseshoe & Gamecock football are in my blood, click the picture to read my story on returning to the press box.
Bad in Plaid: I've been skanking to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones since '92 & will until I die. Click on the picture for my story in The Capital on seeing them live again for the first time in nearly 20 years.