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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Seniors Face a Double Whammy in Covid-19 Struggles

Posted on July 2nd, 2020
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“Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed,” philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once remarked. Given that 80 percent of those who have died due to the effects of Covid-19 have been over the age of 65, Teilhard’s observation has never been more appropriate. These days the act of being […]

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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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Why Iceland Is Taming COVID-19

Posted on June 5th, 2020
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In recent weeks, Iceland has emerged from its distant North Atlantic environs to become of one of the headliners in the battle against Covid-19. Experts have dubbed it the “perfect laboratory” to study the virus. Adjacent to the Arctic Circle, Iceland may seem to be an unlikely scientific pacesetter. This island nation is about the size of […]

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“Best Years of Our Lives” is Still Relevant for Veterans in 2020

Posted on May 28th, 2020
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Question: who is the only actor to win two Academy Awards for the same performance? The answer is Harold Russell for his role as Homer Parrish in the William Wyler production of The Best Years of Our Lives. The movie was recently shown on Turner Classics over the Memorial Day weekend. Best Years has not […]

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