Madam Walker was an incredible woman, but she wasn't the only one of her time who was. She just took it to the highest height.
Once, when I tried to calculate the height of the balcony, I broke my arm. Another time, I wanted to see if water moves faster than kerosene. When my father came out to smoke, a fire broke out.
Nothing heightens chaos more than a berserk wild animal right in the middle.
As a big man you may struggle to get much height when jumping for a ball - but by training with your defender team-mates you can develop a technique for making strong challenges in the air, making defenders uncomfortable and work on taking the ball down.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
'Luke Cage' came out in 1972 at the height of the blaxploitation era. It was a literary response to this notion of blaxploitation movies. It was the first time in American culture that Hollywood was embracing black movies.
I'll put a 25-kilogram bag of sugar over each shoulder and run up the stairs with them when we're loading ingredients that have been delivered, and I'll hold 25-kilogram blocks of butter at shoulder height to build arm strength as well.
I'm a bit of an attention seeker, so I'm always looking for a table or some height to get up on and dance.
Whether it is your height, your weight or your skin, someone is going to pick on something and make fun of it. My legs were just a more obvious target.
Plus, I very much like the feeling of height, and buildings have even more of a feeling of height than rock faces.