Monthly Archives: May 2009

Arthur Ashe, my father, and me

As anybody that knows me knows, tennis is a central activity in my current life and a part of it to varying degrees since 1968, the year that the singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles US National Championships for both genders were … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – May 10, 2009 – “The Embroidery”

Today was the 19th Mother’s Day since my mother’s death in 1990, at the age of 75. (In the photo at left, taken circa 1953, she was 37 yrs old.) The arc of her illness, from accurate diagnosis of malignant … Continue reading

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Dia do Trabalho 1962 – May Day

In Brazil, where I grew up, as in many other countries, International Workers Day is May 1st. While we associate it now with Communism and Socialism, the first May Day was created by the American labor movement and celebrated – … Continue reading

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