Did a Case of the Yips Cost Mikaela Shiffrin Olympic Gold?

Posted on February 25th, 2022
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  “I can’t explain to you how frustrated I am,” Mikaela Shiffrin told reporters in Beijing during the recent Olympic Games.  “I have to fix something but I don’t know what I am supposed to fix.”   The 26-year old native of Vail, Colorado, widely believed to be the greatest alpine skier in history, had just […]

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Marilyn Bergman: One of the Most Successful Songwriters in History

Posted on February 17th, 2022
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Frank Sinatra typically did not like to have songwriters attend recording sessions.  But, on April 13, 1960, he made an exception for lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman. The two were allowed to sit in the control room of Studio A at Capital Records in Hollywood for the cutting of Nice ‘N’ Easy, a song the Bergmans had […]

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Understanding the Greek Roots of the Olympic Games

Posted on February 11th, 2022
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“The most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” Those are the famous words of the father of modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. It was the Baron who spearheaded the 1896 return to the ancient games:  they […]

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Positive Expectations Can Improve the Quality of Your Aging

Posted on February 4th, 2022
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Are you getting older and getting tired of it? Do you look back fondly on the days when you didn’t know the name of a urologist? Or, when you considered an afternoon nap a waste of time?  How about when bedtime was right after Johnny Carson’s monologue?  And all the gradual issues of forgetfulness and […]

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The Rise, the Fall and the Rise of Peter Bogdanovich

Posted on January 28th, 2022
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In 1974, Peter Bogdanovich had a firm grasp on Hollywood’s brass ring.  He had three commercially and critically successful films under his belt: The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, and What’s Up, Doc? Picture Show was instantly recognized as a contemporary classic.  It received eight Academy Award nominations and was hailed by some as the finest American movie since Citizen […]

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