“The Oakland Raiders have been making waves over the past season or two, finally breaking a 13-year playoff drought and getting back over .500 in 2016. To go along with that, the growth of quarterback Derek Carr and addition of running back Marshawn Lynch have been talking points as well.
“Now, it seems that the NFL’s official Twitter page is throwing some love their way as well, as they’ve made a picture of the new dynamic duo their header.”
“I think there are two things that unite horse people above all else: love of a complex animal, and a deep appreciation for story.
“From the first words of Spirit of the Horse, it’s clear that this is a man who is wonderfully, hopelessly in love with the creatures. He weaves his own anecdotes and memories with fables, excerpts from old training manuals, and other legacies to create something that is part memoir, part question: Why do horses have such a hold on humans? What about them captures us so intently?”
The Amazon description reads:
“From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether seated in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy―with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more―through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers.
“In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others. From his first horse, bought impulsively on the advice of a twelve-year-old, to his favorite horses, acquired after many years of learning what to look for, this book draws from Shatner’s own experience and pairs it with a wealth of classic horse stories, including unique retellings of the Pegasus myth and the feats of the most famous war horses throughout history. The result is a celebration that captures the unparalleled connection between humans and horses―and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us.”
List price at time of writing at Amazon.com: Hard Cover. $17.95. Kindle: $12.99.
On May 25, 2017, in Lima, Peru, professional clowns used their annual Clown Day parade to honour their colleague Tony Perejil on the 30th anniversary of his death. He was known as the Clown of the Poor because he performed in impoverished neighbourhoods to which he donated a portion of his proceeds.