College Admissions: The Cost of Success

Posted on April 12th, 2019
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When federal prosecutors in Boston unsealed the bombshell criminal complaint, “Operation Varsity Blues,” last month, the curtain which has covered the less-than-transparent college admission procedures in this country parted slightly.  Just slightly. Fifty individuals, including Hollywood personalities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged with crimes connected to what the Department of Justice identified as […]

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At the Intersection of Art and Death with Paul Walker

Posted on April 5th, 2019
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The Nobel winning author and absurdist/existential philosopher, Albert Camus, wrote: “since we all are going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.” Camus, whose genius has continued to be revered long after his death on January 4, 1960, did not know actor Paul Walker, director James Wan or Universal Pictures. From a […]

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Dwight Eisenhower: Death of a General Who Hated War

Posted on March 29th, 2019
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Ward Eight, in its prime years, was the epicenter of state-of-the-art medical care in the US. Located on the third floor of the now closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Ward Eight featured the latest technology, the best specialists, and intensely focused service — the list of its patients included the most distinguished […]

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Dead Men Can Tell Tales

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
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Dawn broke in a cloudless sky over Sun Valley, Idaho on July 2, 1961.  A warm, crystalline day lay ahead for the pristine Sawtooth Mountain community. Inside the back bedroom on the second floor of his rustic, hunting lodge of a home, Ernest Hemingway rose quietly. In his blue pajamas, colorful red Italian bathrobe and […]

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Yes, A Broken Heart Can Be Fatal

Posted on March 14th, 2019
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The story of Will and Judy Webb was recently featured on national newscasts. Not because of any explosion on social media, but due to the simple way they died — together, holding hands right up until the end. The two met when they were both 14. A few years later, Will joined the Army and served […]

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