There's a tendency among us grandpas to control, or at least direct, the lives of our grandchildren, theoretically filtering into their futures what we wish we had accomplished on our own.
Wayne Miller, who died on May 22 at age 94 in Orinda, Calif., captured iconic images of such a wide range of subjects that it's almost hard to believe that a single person even saw all these moments, let alone photographed them.
A Bronx hospital is launching a program that lets artistic patients knock $40 off their medical bills for every hour they spend providing some other "creative activity or service" at the hospital. The Lincoln Art Exchange, at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, is essentially a bartering program where actors, musicians, dancers, writers and visual artists can trade their talents for medical care.
In 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started to memorialize Americans who died of AIDS. Portions of the quilt's now 48,000 panels--hand sewn by family and friends of those lost to the disease-will be displayed throughout Washington, D.C. during the month of July.
Too many pictures of Alzheimer's patients present dim nursing home hallways or grim hospital corridors, lives of isolation and unwitting apathy. Cathy Greenblat aims to show another, brighter side of the disease, in her new book, Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently, and accompanying photo exhibition in New York.
For the last leg of our Trans-Siberian railway journey, we spent almost three days in Beijing. There we enjoyed seeing the city's modern architecture, soaring skyscrapers, colorful shopping districts and first-class hotels.
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