Category Archives: People

Biographies, guest posts, incredible personal histories, news, lifestyle examples, creative artists.

Happy Birthday Billie Holiday!

Born on April 7, 1915, her name was Eleanora Fagan until she changed it to Billie Holiday. Abandoned by her father and forced by her mother to become a prostitute at the age of 14, Billie had a difficult childhood. … Continue reading

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My Friend Mona

Even when she was sitting down, Mona was a moving picture.  Her presence commanded attention.  Mona was beautiful, had style and was intelligent. The last time I saw her was when she came to Rome for a post G8 anti-global … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Diary

Dreams are formed in the imagination and some of us have more imagination than others. Ginevra King was a rich 16 year old debutant  and  F. Scott Fitzgerald a 19 year old penniless university student when the two met and … Continue reading

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Viola Davis

Viola Davis’ 2017 Oscar acceptance speech for best supporting actress in Fences was magical. She said, in essence, that graveyards are full of people with the greatest potential and stories to tell. Those stories—“the stories of the people who dreamed … Continue reading

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Making friends with a book

With so many people in the world, why should anyone ever be lonely? Ona Vitkus was a 104 year-old Lithuanian living alone in Portland, Maine. As a part of a community service project, an 11 year old scout went to … Continue reading

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George Santayana (1863-1952)

Josefina Borràs was Spanish but spent part of her youth in the Philippines.  Here she met and married the Bostonian George Sturgis. After her husband’s death, Josefina went to live in the U.S. with her children but, after awhile,  decided … Continue reading

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High Notes and Low Notes

Her mother sung in a choir and her father was an operatic stage manager.  So there is no surprise that Claudia Muzio became an opera singer. Her father’s job kept them on the move.  Although from Italy, Claudia’s family lived … Continue reading

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