Muhammad Ali, larger than life

June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

An unsurpassed legacy has reached its temporal  conclusion.  The greatest sports figure and celebrity of the 20th century has passed.  Rather than mourn his death, we continue to celebrate his life and its many facets.   Rather than poorly retelling a complex life story, I chose some amusing images that touch on the breadth of his celebrity.  You know you’re famous when: Andy Warhol comes to your home to snap a pic, you spar with Elvis…

Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest boxers, died on Friday, June 3, at the age of 74.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started boxing at age 12 — and ultimately became known for much more than just his successful boxing career.

Ali converted to Islam in 1964, changing his name from Cassius Clay — what he called his “slave name” — to Muhammed Ali after becoming affiliated with the Nation of Islam. His political activism and charity inspired millions throughout his life.

Please visit his site at muhammadali.com!  It is a rare, exceptional, site worthy of its namesake.

Fame started with the 1960 Olympics…

Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, represented the United States in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He defeated Soviet boxer Gennady Schatkov as part of his gold-medal performance. Bettmann/Getty Images

 

Young heavyweight fighter Ali, then Clay, is seen training at City Parks Gym in New York on Feb. 8, 1962. Dan Grossi/AP Photo

 

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1967, with Wilt Chamberlain. AP
1967, with Johnny Carson, star of NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight’ show, in New York City. AP

 

with Bob Dylan

 

1971, having his photo taken by Andy Warhol in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. AP

 

1971, taunting Joe Frazier at Frazier’s training headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Getty John Shearer/The LIFE Picture Collection

 

1985, with Liberace and Hulk Hogan in New York City. AP Marty Lederhandler

 

1997, with Prince in Washington, D.C. AP Karen Cooper

 

with President Ronald Regan

with Malcom X

 

with The King

 

with part of The Jackson Five, Micheal Jackson claims victory

 

Muhammad Ali, larger than life was originally published on Field Grass

This Moment

September 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future…”

read the rest of the quote/post and about:

Thich Nhat Hanh, now in his 88th year, is a gentle, humble monk – the man Martin Luther King called “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.”

On my website: http://toni-two.com/blog/2014/08/29/this-moment/ | things I should see

Music in the Soul |Lao Tzu

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on Music in the Soul |Lao Tzu

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

~Lao Tzu~

Music in the Soul |Lao Tzu was originally published on FieldGrass

Crazy Horse

July 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

by John Trudell
An ethereal aural experience, a poem, tempered by a powerful reality.  This is a playlist.  Crazy Horse is first.




6:01 minutes

John Trudell

Crazy Horse was originally published on FieldGrass

Original Mind

July 15, 2013 Comments Off on Original Mind

Studying texts and stiff meditation
can make you lose your Original Mind.
A solitary tune by a fisherman, though,
can be an invaluable treasure.
Dusk rain on the river,
the moon peeking in and out of the clouds;

Elegant beyond words,
he chants his songs night after night.

~ Ikkyu ~

from Tao & Zen

Original Mind was originally published on FieldGrass

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