Richie Havens, who died this week, taught me one of life’s most valuable lessons. I was 14. He was 31. He was a famous performer from Woodstock. We shared the stage on a national television show. He helped me take a giant step.
Columnist Dave Lieber always admired Pat Summerall for one specific reason: his will power. After a long life as a hard-charging drinker, he suddenly quit. After Dave wrote this tribute column, he got to know Pat. They met and even worked together on Dave’s charity, Summer Santa.org. Here’s that 1999 column.