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In Memory

That Glorious Song of Old...

Les Trent | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News
Les Trent

My father didn't leave me much when he died at the relatively young age of 53, save his name and a savant like recall of classic Christmas carols. We were living on the army base at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Only three of our eventual brood of seven kids were born then

One November Nostalgia: Memories of JFK

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

John Kennedy was not a simple man, nor was much about him simple. While he evoked hatred in some, he spelled promise for many, and hope that our democracy would include justice for the poor as well. And yes too, he had charisma, which is not all bad by any means.

My Grandmother Amy: A Life Well-Lived for 98 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My grandmother's picture was featured on the cover of the sheet music for "Once In Love With Amy," and the story goes that late one night, my grandfather brought home dozens of copies of the sheet music and hung them up all over their apartment in Forest Hills to surprise her.

Remembering Sandra: Eulogy for a Friend

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Menachem Rosensaft

Sandra Gabrilove Saltzman, who died late on the night of December 24 at the age of 63, attended the Ethical Culture School in Manhattan, Fieldston High School in Riverdale, NY, Brown University, and New York University School of Law. This eulogy was delivered at her funeral.

What Would Molly Think?

Betsy Moon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy Moon

Molly Ivins made us want to be our better selves and stand up and use our power. Two years after her death, she would be so proud that we finally woke up and worked to make this happen.