Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Metro Article

Thanks to the folks at the Philly Metro for putting me in their Arts section last week.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Variations on a theme - Randall "Tex" Cobb

I first met Randall "Tex" Cobb while attending Temple University in the 90's. When I was a kid, I thought he was cool because he always played thuggish monster types in movies. As I got older, I started to respect him from an article I read by Philly writer Larry Platt entitled "No Requiem Necessary". The article was reprinted in one of Larry's books entitled "New Jack Jocks", and it gives a great look inside Tex's life and mindset and showed just how tough a guy he was. He has an amazing heart, and is a man of high conscience. He also lives by an almost samurai code, unwilling to cheapen his craft or career. Tex is a true redemption story, and I am proud to call him a hero and friend. Whenever life is kicking my ass, I watch the fight between Tex Cobb and Larry Holmes. He lost 15 out of 15 rounds that night, yet he wouldn't drop. He never gave up. Tex once said something along the lines of, "Anyone can be a hero when going uphill. But it's what you do when you throw everything you've got and nothing is working, that's the true measure of a man." I believe that to be true.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sketches of Fishtown # 68 - Happy Mother's Day

Losing my Mom was the worst thing that has ever happened to me.  This year makes five years since she passed. Mother's Day is always a bit rough.  She was such a great, wise, loving person.  I try to keep her memory alive in any good deed I ever do.