Deafblindness Impacts Millions of Lives

Posted on September 24th, 2021
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“What?  What did you say?  Please repeat that.” Is that a conversation you’ve been part of recently? Or, how about this one: “I can’t read that print, it’s too small.” If you recognize any of the above, welcome to the inevitable.  It might be that you are just getting older. As physics professor Peter Hoffmann said: “Life […]

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Raintree County and Ross Lockridge, Jr.–An author who died for his book

Posted on September 17th, 2021
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Ross Lockridge, Jr., a thirty-three year-old professor at Indiana University, had just launched the literary equivalent of a walk-off World Series home run. His epic, thousand-page novel Raintree County was sitting on top of the best seller list.  It was a Book-of-the-Month club selection and MGM had paid lavishly for the film rights. For Lockridge, his wife […]

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You “Liked” what I ate for breakfast, but are you really my friend?

Posted on September 10th, 2021
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Casually crossing paths with Stanley Marcus or Roger Horchow often proved to be anything but casual.  The two Dallas-based powerhouse retailers, now both deceased, defined good taste on an international level for generations.  Both clearly understood the power of individual social connection long before the term hashtag was created.  “Consumers are statistics,” Marcus once said.  […]

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Yes, there are people who remember everything

Posted on September 3rd, 2021
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Imagine having the ability to accurately remember every day of your life.  Not hazy, general recollections, but a precise recall of events as though they occurred just yesterday.  What the weather was like, the clothes you wore, people you were with, exact details of conversations — a virtual documentary film of your life. Impossible?  The twilight zone, […]

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MLB Hits a Grand Slam with Field of Dreams Game

Posted on August 20th, 2021
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“Baseball really hit a grand slam,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the August 12 Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.  “It turned out to be a game you think would have been scripted on a Hollywood movie lot or something.” Played at a specially constructed, six-million-dollar stadium adjacent to the Field of Dreams diamond […]

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