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2012 Endings and 2013 Beginnings –

Posted on 12/31/2012 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

EntertainmentWe’ve looked back at the year’s departures to remind us about our own mortality and consider how notable personalities have shaped our lives and the wider culture. From Neil Armstrong to Whitney Houston, spend some time with old friends, while you also consider the complex and unsettling legacy of Joe Paterno, who we thought we knew, but didn’t really. It’s our first People to Remember special on the web. What will you remember of your life from the past year? …

A Forever Fan Wants Your Marilyn Memories

Posted on 08/5/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

EntertainmentFifty years ago, on August 5, in the early hours of a Sunday morning, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood home. Had she lived, she would have been 86-years-old. I have a longstanding Marilyn obsession, which makes this post tough to write. What could I reveal that hasn’t possibly already been said, written and speculated about her life?  What unique photo can I share? What evidence could I provide about the mystery surrounding her death? Perhaps you can relate to …

Women: The Warriors of the Holiday Season

Posted on 12/6/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeSome things get better with time. The holidays to me fall into that category. We seem to linger with friends a little longer, recognize the true meaning of the season, really enjoy watching all the wonderful classic holiday movies, converse over special ornaments as we hang them on the tree, and on and on….It is only the first of December and I have already watched “Miracle on 34th Street” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Do you remember in “It’s a …

AARP Founder Honored for Vision and Sacrifice

Posted on 10/12/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post A. Barry Rand. Mr. Rand is the CEO of AARP.  Often the rights, benefits and representation we take for granted today can be traced to one person’s vision, wisdom and courage. In the case of AARP, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests and safeguarding the benefits of older Americans, that person is Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Today, Dr. Andrus is among a highly select number of visionaries being honored by the Extra Mile – …