my new book

Cain’t help myself.  No, didn’t write this one.  When those come around, the post will be titled “shameless plugs”.  Anyway, yesterday, wandering into the M-Den after my haircut, I saw the bookshelf next to the jewelry case (looking for a money clip I’ve bought and lost at least 4 times).  There among all the books on Harbaugh and Bo was this one about Michigan’s greatest coach, Fielding H. Yost. 

Now I have one more to add to my bedside collection (1).  Having become interested in him as the woke crowd descended on him last summer (2,3), I was hungry to learn more.  I guess I’ll get my chance.  I asked my buddy Joel, who sits on the historical committee that recommended to the Regents that Mr. Yost’s name be stripped from the ice arena he built (as a field house), what has happened to the recommendation?  He said it has been referred over to the “powers that be”.  He also indicates dispensation might be altered by the new administration.  I think Mr. Yost is safe for now.  In the meantime, I have time to read about his greatness.  There’s a reason a plaque in his honor hangs next to my fireplace (see below).  I, too, evince that deathless loyalty, even if the U doesn’t love me back.  Go Blue!


1.         Ike B.  read on!  WordPress 3/20/22.

2.         Ike B.  deathless loyalty.  WordPress 5/29/21.

3.         Ike B. more Fielding Yost.  WordPress 6/4/21.

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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