Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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Why Audiences Love Jimmy Stewart

Posted on June 4th, 2021
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  Over his sixty-year acting career, two-time Academy Award winner James Stewart was never one to back away from a risky role.  A surprising number of the parts he played were fragile, disillusioned figures, given to very dark moments.   Biographer Donald Dewey said that Stewart, when considering a script, was first interested in his character’s […]

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Tribute to James Agee

Posted on May 27th, 2021
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Remembering James Agee

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On November 1, Robert Bigelow will reveal best evidence of life after death

Posted on May 14th, 2021
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  “I’ve followed you on many adventures, but into the great unknown mystery, I go first, Indy,” the dying man said to Harrison Ford in a scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.   It’s a clever line from the 1984 Steven Spielberg hit — but layered within it is the eternal question for anyone […]

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Facing the Uncertainties of Aging

Posted on April 16th, 2021
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  “Aging isn’t a battle, it’s a massacre,” Philip Roth wrote. “The inevitable onslaught that is the end of life…it’s the commonness that’s most wrenching, the registering once more of the fact of death that overwhelms everything.”   True, physical diminishment is an inescapable element of aging — but research indicates that growing old is […]

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