Fell asleep after dinner last night and woke up four hours later. Stayed up working until dawn, then back to sleep for four more hours. I feel fantastic, might just start doing this regularly.
Do you take naps, or try to get all your daily sleep in at once?
As a black performer at segregated hotel and venues, Cole dealt with racism daily, but one story is beyond the pale: Onstage at a concert in Birmingham in 1956, Cole was tackled by members of a White Citizens’ Council, slamming him to the ground and snapping his piano bench in half. The council members tried to forcibly drag him offstage before being subdued by local police. Cole’s band responded by playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”