A Century of Living through the Eyes of NPR’s Doris Grumbach

Posted on October 15th, 2021
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“Sometimes you have to put your realistic glasses on and see who you are.” Those are the words of Will Muschamp, a college football coach, most recently on the staff of the Georgia Bulldogs. Doris Grumbach isn’t a devoted sports fan, probably does not follow Georgia football, and may never have heard of Will Muschamp. But, no one […]

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End of Life Dreams Bring Comfort to the Dying

Posted on October 8th, 2021
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Shortly after Dr. Christopher Kerr joined the staff of the Hospice and Palliative Care, Buffalo, New York, he encountered a 40-year-old patient named Tom.   Despite a grim diagnosis, Tom was relatively fit owing to years of strict exercise.  Dr. Kerr was optimistic about life preservation treatment. “I think we can buy Tom some time,” Dr. […]

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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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Music World Loses a Legend

Posted on August 6th, 2021
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Ed Berkeley’s unexpected death last month was a shocker in the performing arts community here and abroad. It was extraordinarily hard-hitting for the two organizations with which Berkeley had longstanding relationships: the Aspen Music Festival and School and The Juilliard School. Berkeley had been Director of the Opera Theater Center of the Festival for 40 […]

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Ageless Disneyland Turns 66 This Summer

Posted on July 23rd, 2021
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“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional,” is perhaps Walt Disney’s most well-known adage.  It certainly applies to his most celebrated creation, Disneyland.  The park is turning 66 years old this month — it remains a gleaming testament to the wonder of youth just as it did on opening day in Anaheim, California, July […]

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