Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Before It’s Too Late…

 by Sue Kemple, CEO, My Last Soundtrack

In the waning years of the 20th century, which coincided with the last years of my grandmother’s life, whenever she visited North Carolina from New Jersey, I had the privilege of – more often than not – being the one designated to drive her an hour and a half to the airport to go home. Every time we took that drive, she opened up to me with stories about her life, and I kick myself now for

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It’s Time to Record Our Grandparents’ History

“StoryCorps is now leading an initiative calledThe Great Thanksgiving Listen for students to use its app to interview their grandparents and other senior friends, building out the archive’s holdings of the Greatest Generation and baby boomers. This good idea need not apply just to children. Imagine it: During the holidays, instead

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Like Sands through the Hourglass

by Sue Kemple, CEO, My Last Soundtrack

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time… It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death–ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying

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