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From Alzheimer's to Auschwitz at 32,000 Feet

This week time spun me around. I traveled back to South Jersey to work against Alzheimer's undignified rip across my mother's golden years.

In the two months since my last visit mom has slid into a foggy haze where daily tasks have to be "cued" and even the simplest of motor skills slip away. It's a path filled with an irony that repels disillusionment. Mother and child are reversed. Caregiver's work gets more demanding until the final day. Memories fuel my compassion - I struggle between empathy and fear.

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Mar 22, 2010 | permalink | comment | rss subscribe via rss

George Chakiris: A Star 48 Years After His Oscar (VIDEO)

I can't imagine Hollywood without the Academy Awards, but still, they bug me - just a little.

It must be my habitual romancing of Hollywood's past that makes me long to watch the annual elegant escapade under the soft tone of a 1950's broadcast in burnished black and white. I suspect the undeniably smug attitude of Hollywood's big night was barely received on grandma's gold-toned rabbit ears. Still, celebrities will be stars, and smug, or modest, it's an education to reflect on a star 48 years after the big night.

In 1962, George Chakiris' portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story took the silver screen by storm, earning him an Academy Award. Forty-eight years later George talked to me about life lived under, next to, and out of the spotlight.

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Mar 5, 2010 | permalink | comment | rss subscribe via rss

Harry Bohnett Tribute

A celebration of the life of Harry Wallace Bohnett, October 10, 1923 - February 22, 2010.

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Mar 5, 2010 | permalink | comment | rss subscribe via rss

Out West at the Autry

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Mar 5, 2010 | permalink | comment | rss subscribe via rss

Goldman Sachs Donates 11 Minutes To Haiti

Goldman Sachs press office has announced the firm "will be donating $1,000,000" to the Haiti Relief Effort.

Goldman Sachs made $9Billion in profits last year. That is $174 Million per week, $38 Million per trading day, $5.7 Million per trading hour, $96,000 per minute.

The Goldman Sachs donation represents 11 minutes of the firm's profits.

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Jan 23, 2010 | permalink | comment | rss subscribe via rss

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