Why Andy Williams Sang At Robert Kennedy’s Funeral

Posted on July 24th, 2020
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Andy Williams stopped singing at funerals when he was 8 years old.  A searing family tragedy and its ensuing consequences left a lifetime scar when it came to participating in memorial services. Only once in his remaining 76 years did the superstar entertainer overcome his trauma — and that was on the occasion of an […]

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Surviving A Dreadful Diagnosis

Posted on July 17th, 2020
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Every year in America, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. Another 1.5 million learn they have diabetes. And 720,000 others suffer their first heart attack. As one professional athlete said, “When I left home to go to the doctor’s office I was one person. After learning I had cancer, I came home a different person. Nothing […]

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The Legacy of Lillian Hellman

Posted on July 9th, 2020
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Lillian Hellman’s singular gift as a writer was the ability to reduce complex ideas into a few, profound sentences. She was incisive, not lyrical. Her eloquent brevity was on full display when the House Committee on un-American Activities subpoenaed her in February of 1952. It was the time of the “Hollywood Ten,” careers were on the line, those […]

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John Wooden’s Seasons of Success Based on Power Practices

Posted on June 25th, 2020
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John Wooden, the coach who won 10 NCAA basketball titles in 12 years at UCLA, did not like his nickname, “The Wizard of Westwood.” He maintained, “I’m no wizard. I’m a coach, a teacher.” During the basketball season, Wooden conducted classes from 3:29 pm until 5:29 pm in a practice gym in Westwood, California. No wizardry took […]

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Dr. Osterholm:  Covid’s “Darkest Days” Still Ahead

Posted on June 17th, 2020
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“We are not driving this tiger, we are riding it,” epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota told Chris Wallace during a Sunday television interview. The tiger in question is coronavirus.  And Dr. Osterholm is convinced it is a much more heinous foe than we have struggled with to date. “We are going to see […]

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