Not a free pick this week, but two great picks from a great writer.
Woody's first book was 'Wooden and Me" and now he has a second book out
His second book, is a collection of his favorite material, plus some new pieces.
Strawberries in wintertime are something I cannot recall from my boyhood in Ohio. This changed when my family took a Christmas vacation to Ventura in Southern California in 1971. I had never before seen the ocean in person; explored tidal pools at low tide; or chased a “grunion run” under a full moon’s high tide. And here is something else magical: fresh strawberries in wintertime! Driving from the farmer’s market stand back to the beach house where we were staying, I ate crabapple-sized strawberries by the handful, by the big mouthful, sweet red nectar dripping down my chin. The following summer we moved from Columbus to Ventura and strawberries became a year-round fare. Still, in my mind they have always remained a special treat in wintertime.
Order "Strawberries in Wintertime"
You can also hear a discussion between Woody and me from this week on my "Tech of Sports" show.