John Williams

John Williams: The NFL Star Who Fell Hard and Then Redeemed Himself as a Dentist

Posted on 07/12/2012 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyWe’ve heard the story too many times: A professional athlete has his moments of glory, and then, after leaving the game, goes astray and pays a heavy price for it. But John Williams had a different story. Williams, who died July 8 at age 64 while taking a walk near his home, earned All-American honors at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and then went on to play 12 seasons (and in three Super Bowls) as an offensive lineman in the …

Oscar Gets it Right!

Posted on 01/24/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAmazing. Absolutely amazing. This year’s list of Oscar nominees is so terrifically, breathtakingly right, I thought I must have been dreaming when they were announced early this morning. I’ve never come away from the Oscars announcement more satisfied that Hollywood really, really gets it—that the best movies really are movies for grownups. Just look at how the winners of this year’s AARP Movies for Grownups Awards—announced last week—dovetail with the Oscar nominations: