DavisMiller3
Davis Miller
DavisMiller3
Oct 2 2013
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Gosh, I'm sorry I just now got your comments. I'm flattered that you've shared my story with your son.

Jul 24 2013
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Sparkle, I have indeed gotten your note. Thank you for getting back with me and for your kind words. I'm very happy you enjoyed Tao of Muhammad Ali. It would be a big help to me if you let friends know about it. I hope Tao of Ali will eventually receive the U.S. recognition it has enjoyed in the U.K. and other Read more

Jul 9 2013
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Hi, Jen. Great to hear from you. I hope that "Approaching Ali" will receive its Canadian premier within a couple of years. Maybe I'll soon have new pages for you to read; I'm working on a book with the same title as the opera. And it's almost ready for publication. Read more

Jul 5 2013
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And thank you, Rick, for your own sad, lovely, humanizing story.

Jul 2 2013
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Alex, hi, and great good luck with your career. I'm completing work on a book that will be a collection of my Ali stories. I'd like that book, which will be titled Approaching Ali, to be a big help to developing writers. I'm happy you've found "My Dinner with Ali." I hope that my other Ali stories will feel Read more

Jun 15 2013
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Oops. Opening a copy of Tao of Muhammad Ali, I find that there's an entire chapter that recounts this (first) visit to Mrs. Clay's with my children Johanna and Isaac.

Jun 15 2013
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If I were to read one Richard Ford, it would be Rock Springs, which, to me, is a better book than any of his novels. His short stories are among the best of the past fifty years, I feel. And perfect for a plane: you can read one, sit back and feel it, then take on another. Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Very wonderful story. I was hoping people would post their own Ali stories/adventures/anecdotes here. Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Hey, I may not have been inebriated at the premiere of "Approaching Ali," but I was wearing jeans. And neither the composer, D. J. Sparr, or I were wearing ties. This upset Mark Campbell, who wrote most/much of the libretto for the opera. But I'm a strange old writer who lives deep in the woods. As Ali said so Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Wonderfully charming incident, RCW. And unquestionably true. I've been with Ali several times when he's done similar things. I may steal your story if I ever write about Ali again. Not to overly self-promote, I hope, it's fair to say that I write about a number of similar experiences in my book, Tao of Muhammad Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Terrific story, Willy. Exactly the way Ali was (and remains today). The ultimate cosmic trickster. Forever messing with whoever is around him, always tugging away at our notions of who he is and isn't.

Jun 11 2013
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Sparkle, hi. He was (and is) remarkable. He accepted my children as easily as he had me. All these years later, and after dozens of times hanging out with him, my kids call him "Uncle Ali."