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Memories of JFK

Posted on 09/26/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today“There are still times when I hear ‘Hail to the Chief’ playing, and for a split second think I will see him coming down the steps of Air Force One or on TV, still young and still alive. Or maybe I am unconsciously wishing myself to the past, when I was young and so many more of my family and friends were alive.” (JFKMemories.Tumblr.com) When we launched the blog JFKMemories.Tumblr.com this summer, our hope was to collect many remembrances of …

Richard Dreyfuss Teaches America a Lesson in Civics

Posted on 07/27/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s one thing for an actor to donate to their “cause” on a yearly basis or take part in some campaign ad — but this is impressive. Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has been enormously successful in his Hollywood career — but lately, rather than looking for the next gig, he’s been focusing on helping to get the nation back on track. On My Generation, Dreyfuss talks to Traci Mitchell to talk about his work with a nonprofit he created, …