Becoming a Shining Light

Let’s consider this day a few potential fresh ideas moving forward as we embrace 2021! My mind returns to a time when I visited a

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My New Talk is Out in the World

My new talk, “Still Kicking – Confronting Ageism and Ableism in the Pandemic’s Wake,” debuted earlier this week at n4a, the national conference of Area

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Musical Moments

August 25th, 2018,  marked the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  To me, he was a miraculous comet that traveled this universe and gave untold pleasure

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Are Your Archives at Risk?

In my book, Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide for Saving Your Memories for Future Generations, I discuss the techniques that archivists use to protect

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19 Ways to Make History

Yesterday, I had lunch with Irene, my mother-in-law, and Donna, my husband’s aunt. Aunt Donna was the inspiration for my latest book after I helped her organize

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The Power of Music

Conductorcise has taken on wings. A company named SilverFit invited me and the Conductorcise program to Holland. SilverFit produces games, with stat of the art

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One Chapter of Change

I’m now dealing with the seemingly daily challenges of getting to understand my 80+ year old brain. It often forgets where I’ve heard what. For example, I can’t

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Best of Both Worlds: Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern is now open, a celebration of the renowned sculptor who often found inspiration in ancient art and architecture, including Egyptian pyramids and Buddhist

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An Ongoing Story

This is the story of how 82 masterpiece quilts, made about 100 years ago by Amish women in Lancaster County, left Pennsylvania … and came

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