Laura Ziskin never gave up. She always knew there was still so much good work left to do. For me, that positive, action-oriented spirit is Laura's most inspiring and enduring legacy. For our own journeys we should all ask ourselves, "What would Laura do?"
Although I'm only 22-years-old, I've been blessed with an opportunity to meet some of the truly great figures of the 21st century; but none of them compare to Mary Galvani.
Hermann Bachofner brought to America his native Swiss love of precision that translated well to the path he chose.
Words can't express how horrific it is to have a friend or daughter die at the age of 17. In the case of Emily Longley, who passed away on Saturday, I...
In 2007, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Omar Ahmad had decided to take a stab at politics after working at a string of successful high-tech startups and ...
Emily Longley, the New Zealand teenager who posted a status update on Facebook concerned about a stalker on May 4, 2011 was found dead 3 days later on...
In January, 2010, Phoebe Snow suffered a stroke and never recovered. There were to be no more messages, urgent or otherwise, on my answering machine to return. But since I still use that device, I realized I could create my own little memorial to her
Jonathan Rowe was, by inclination, an unobtrusive man. He moved through this world quietly, and he left quietly. He did not promote himself. He was not comfortable seeking recognition. He concentrated instead on substance.
Another of the great blues musicians from the Mississippi delta has died. I got to know the Muddy Waters Band 35 years ago and for a couple of years, I went on the road off and on with the band.
When my father passed away unexpectedly, it fell to my sister and me to write his obituary. How do you sum up a lifetime of accomplishments? What's important, and what is not?
My mother was born 87 years ago, in the Bronx and was raised in Brooklyn, a borough she denied ever having stepped foot in. She presented herself to the world, as if she were to the manor born.
Mark Twain once said the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. Another man narrowly missed out on the opportunity to make that same remarkable claim.
David, known as the finest immigration lawyer of his generation, crossed boundaries in his personal as well as professional life.
A statement from the Institute for Advanced Study says that over the last six decades Grabar's research "has had a profound and far-reaching influence on the study of Islamic art and architecture."
Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.
One of "the best and the brightest" died last week, and in Richard Holbrooke we had a perfect example of the dark mischief to which David Halberstam referred when he authored that ironic label.