Throughout the history of 20th Century music and musicians, no living musical icon has had as many ups and downs in their career as Connie Francis. Connie Francis was born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero on December 12, 1937 to...
Ask any current or former caregiver to describe the role of caregiving and the answer you will often hear is “journey”. The definition is certainly appropriate; however, there can be much more to the job. As a former co-caregiver...
Garret Mathews asked a number of prominent people to recall growing up and playing baseball.      From basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale: “Growing up, I was a baseball fanatic. We lived 30 minutes from Yankee Stadium, so naturally I wanted to be...
It astounds me as to how many of my peers feel old.  I don’t relate to that at all.  In fact, I recently celebrated my 65th birthday.  While some of you may think, “Oh, she’s just a kid”, others...
Years ago it didn’t matter, but now I wish I had asked my parents and grandparents so many questions:What was their first job? (Doug began teaching at a salary of $2800 a year. Judy needed permission from the school...
Most days he gets shot, drowned and set on fire. You can see why Jim Dowdall doesn’t want to retire.English stunt man Jim Dowdall is in his seventies with grey hair, hearing aids and a ready smile. He’s chatting...
The caregiver journey has begun. The next thing I know was my sister came rushing and was asking me what happened. She was immediately worried about the hospital bills as our Mom was in a private hospital. Yes, probably,...
We have had the privilege or sharing many, many articles, stories and books about Alzheimer's. Knowing that millions of people suffer, their families included, makes it a topic we don't feel we can publish often enough.      With the recent loss of music legend Glen...
95th Birthday

LET ME GO

On a typical sunny afternoon in Santa Monica, I went to visit mother.   When I opened the door, I found her on the floor of the entry hall, lying on her back with her eyes closed, as if she were...
Most of the forgotten rock n rollers I write about, their popularity and name recognition has waned only because of the passage of time. However from the minute this man hit the New York music scene almost nothing was...