If you do the best you can,
nothing else matters worth a damn.
Friday, July 09, 2010
There was a short piece in yesterday's paper on the passing of Denny Moyer (1939-2010), who was, the article allowed, probably the best boxer to ever come out of Portland, Oregon. He was an AAU champ, won three titles as a pro -- beat Sugar Ray Robinson once -- and had a 98-38-4 record.
He died, the article said, of complications from dementia pugilistica.
Now there's a term. Not exactly the same as what Ali has -- that's Post-traumatic Parkinson's -- but grim enough.
I'm a full-time writer, not the rock singer. Mostly science fiction and fantasy. Some mystery/technothriller stuff; some animated TV, couple movie scripts in turnaround or waiting to get there. I've been a student of silat with Maha Guru Stevan Plinck for twenty years. I play guitar a little, and am learning to play the 'ukulele. It's all good.