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Remembering my Teenage Years with Dad in New Hampshire

New York, N.Y.  I first met Luan (Louise) Fiber through my Dad just after Halloween the year I was eleven.   They were dating.   By Easter, I liked her enough to bring her lilies from the Episcopal church after the morning service.   It was the early 1970’s in Oxford, Ohio — home of Miami University.   George […]

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Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to "Honor" Lincoln and King?

Washington, DC. A disturbing magazine cover crossed my desk last week announcing, in big bold print, that Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the NRA are hosting a “Restoring Honor” rally next month.   It’s being held at the Lincoln Memorial — a place that honors America’s most revered president — the one who saved our union, […]

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Assemblyman Bing Strengthens Cultural Institutions in New York

New York, NY. During the economic downturn, many cultural and educational institutions have been forced to make tough decisions regarding cuts to programs, scholarships, and staff due to highly restrictive laws governing endowments in New York State. Assemblyman Bing authored legislation (A. 7907) which will update an antiquated 35-year old law, provide more flexibility in […]

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Remembering My Step-Mother Louise Fiber Luce (1935 – 2010)

Oxford, Ohio. Louise “Luan” Luce, age 75, passed away Thursday July 15, 2010 at The Knolls of Oxford. A tenured professor of French at Miami University, she was born February 9, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Guy and Mildred (Johnson) Fiber. Luan was married to Stanford Luce, who preceded her in death, for 33 years. […]

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Searching NYC for the Perfect Family Apartment Pooch

We are looking to adopt a young, male Shih Tzu, Havanese, Maltese, Papillion, or Lhasa Apso. I am 50-year old and a writer and orphan care expert. My partner is a diamond consultant. We both work from home, a three-bedroom duplex on Roosevelt Island. Our 16-year old son is calm and particularly friendly and loving. […]

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Gay Community’s Rosa Parks Faces Death, Impoverished, Alone

New York, NY. I know dementia. My father and grandmother both died with it. But they had both resources and families to protect them – and neither were living cultural and historical treasures. None of which can be said for the civil rights activist who probably threw the first punch in the Stonewall Riot that […]

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Remembering My Dad, Stanford Leonard Luce (1923 – 2007)

Oxford, Ohio. My father, Stanford Leonard Luce, Jr., died in 2007.   I grew up with Dad in Oxford, Ohio until the age of 12, then after my parents’ divorce, I would visit him and his second wife Louise Fiber Luce (“Luan”) for one month every year at our summer home in the Ossippee Mountains of […]

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Remembering My Aunt Elizabeth Luce Allyn Stokes (1925 – 2003)

Hingham, MA. Elizabeth Stokes, born Elizabeth Luce, was my father Stanford Luce‘s older sister.   She died in 2006 at the home my grandfather built on Otis Street, Hingham Harbor on the South Shore of Boston. At the Memorial for my aunt, Elizabeth Luce, my father’s older sister, at the home my grandfather built on Otis […]

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