Impossible is Impossible

This blog is my way of reflecting upon life. Life is about living and learning. As I live and learn I’m going to reflect upon this life I lead. Hopefully I'll offer something insightful with my postings. If you learn nothing else from me, know this that “impossible is impossible”.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Did I Hear Him Right?

Did I hear Roger Clemens say he started taking B-12 shots because of his mother?

For real Momma made you do it?

I don't know if he's lying or if his trainer McNamee is lying.

What I do know is that the belief that the lives of athletes and celebrities affect the lives of children is well founded. I know from working with kids but from also once being one that you do aspire to be like the people you see and recognize as successful.

I also know that I'm grateful growing up I had a balanced list of role models.

My mother surrounded me with examples of positive African American people. I had family who I admired and respected. I had my teachers. Yes, I respected Michael Jordan, was in love with Serena Williams and Marion Jones, and was saddened by the death of Arthur Ashe.

Thank God I saw these athletes, these accomplished individuals as successful, but in a more fundamental, much more basic way I saw them as people.

Anyone I ever aspired to be like which growing up was Thurgood Marshall when I aspired to be a federal judge, was Walter Massey former President of Morehouse College when I wanted to work in education, and was Ed Bradley/ Ed Gordon/ Tavis Smiley when I said I want to grow up to be an anchorman, I recognized as a person first.

When I think of what it means to embrace one's personhood I think of something I read in a fortune cookie the other day.

"A human being is a deciding being."

Yeah we make choices and we live by them. Sometimes we're right, sometimes we're wrong, and sometimes we're damn lucky it didn't matter one way or the other.


At 6:43 PM , Blogger La said...

am I the only one upset with this obvious case of snitching? lol

At 8:12 AM , Blogger CNEL said...

Lol La he should have kept his mouth shut if he didn't want someone to open their's.

At 10:02 AM , Blogger Chris said...

La is a fool, LOL...but yeah, that fool put it on his wife as well. If she don't pack up and leave his behind, she's crazy. What man, I mean a real man, throws his wife under the bus for his mess?

At 12:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger did it. Thats so sad....

At 5:22 AM , Blogger jameil1922 said...

of course he (allegedly) did it. i'm sure there are a lot more out there. BUT DOES CONGRESS REALLY NEED TO BE WASTING MY TAX DOLLARS ON THIS!??! I DON'T CARE!! THAT'S A GROWN MAN ON DRUGS!!!! Are you investigating the crackheads on 31st street? well then.


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