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Why I Hope That Sweet Chariot Swings Low for My Dad in 2015 (and What I Need to Remember If It Doesn’t)

My father, Dr. Simon Anderson, shown here with my mother, Nancy, was a professor of music for over 40 years at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, one of the best music schools in the country.  Though he started … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Near-Death Experience at New-Year’s Dawn

My family rang in the new year a little differently this year.  Our noisemakers and strobe lights came courtesy of an EMT ambulance, whose sirens and blue-and-red flashers helped clear a path to the emergency room for my mother-in-law, who was resting uncomfortably inside following her cardiac … Continue reading

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