Friday, February 15, 2008


My friend Dave tagged me. (No apologies needed Dave!)

Here are the requests of the tag:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other people.

"What if they are?" he said. "It don't change what you gotta do, Chick. You stay in those cages, work with your coaches, and be ready when the time comes..." from FOR ONE MORE DAY by Mitch Albom.

This is an interesting little book that I got from my brother for Christmas (I just started it...only a few chapters in). It's about a former World Series player who attempted suicide and lives. Albom is also author of TUESDAY'S WITH MORRIE and THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN. My favorite Albom book though was his Bo Schembechler biography. Albom is a sports writer in Detroit and is also known for writing a totally made up column included quotes from a player about winning a game....which might have never achieved any notariety if the team had not lost the game. (I may not have the details was a while ago and many of us have come to learn that this is not uncommon among sports writers. If Ray Barone did it, we would think it was funny.)

I met Mitch Albom once, before he authored a novel, and was just known as the favorite son of the Detroit sports world. I was a consultant for a long term care management firm and was coordinating a Wheelchair Olympics for nursing home residents from about 9 facilities in Michigan. We held it at Madonna University, which happens to be the school I graduated from. What I remember most about Albom, as I walked around the events with him, was that treated each nursing home resident with as much respect and enthusiasm as he has with professional athletes...perhaps even a bit more. I am not surprised that the man I met at this event is the man who authored TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.

Dave, thanks for the tag. Unexpectedly, it brought back some great memories!


One more thing...I wish someone would say this about me - "[She] did nothing by half measures and never considered failure as a possible outcome. " It is a quote from a work by my friend, Richard, that is still in progress.


Richard said...

Ingrid already tagged me on this one. So I will be doing it soon / eventually / whenever.

The nearest book to me at the moment is the phone book.

Thanks for quoting from me. It makes me feel so fa-a-a-mous :-)

David said...

Kay, I am glad that it brought back some memories. I thought it was also a fun little game. But I wasn't sure how others might see it.

I have read Mitch Albom. I like his style.

Cosmo said...

Hi Kay,

I've followed through from Dave's tag to you.

Nice little insight into Mitch Albom. I must read some of his stuff!

God bless!

KayMac said...

Richard: I thought you already were famous. You would be more famous if you got that picture of the maggot mouth off your blog.

David: Thanks for the tag. It was fun.

Cosmo: Welcome. And God's blessings to you as well!

Cosmo said...


Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll add you as a link.

Tom Harry said...

Thank you for your book's page 123's fifth sentence. : )

Hope you don't mind my borrowing it.