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I Married a Munster: Review of ‘My Life with Grandpa Al Lewis’

New York, N.Y.  Al Lewis was one of the most recognized entertainers of all time. He was best known for his character Grampa Munster. Al was the comic genius behind “The Munsters” which aired 72 episodes from 1964-1966. Previous to that, he played Officer Leo Schaunser in “Car 54 Where Are You?” over 44 episodes between 1961-1963. How […]

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Honoring Young Leaders and Humanitarians at U.N. Mission

New York, N.Y.  Fifteen years ago, I began a journey of unknown destination. Last week, we celebrated that journey — and the many people who have journeyed with us. Many destinations — Haiti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Cuba – have become apparent over the years, as has our focus on the arts, education and orphan […]

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NYS Prisons: Scrapheaps or Repair Shops?

New York, N.Y. A staggering two million children have one or more parents incarcerated in the United States. New York State — with the fifth highest population of incarcerated men and women in the nation — has an exemplary organization that works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to offer support. Named after its founder eighty years […]

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Prison Reform Advocate on Reflection, Remorse, Responsibility

Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Gaynes, director of an organization creating opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution known as the Osborne Association, spoke recently at their tenth annual Lighting the Way Breakfast on Park Avenue.  The speech was so impressive, with phrases such as “a country […]

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Riveting Speech on Prison Reform from Experience

New York, N.Y.  I was fortunate to be invited to The Osborne Association’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast recently where I heard attorney Elizabeth Gaynes present the following speech.  Liz is the executive director of the Osborne Association, an 80-year-old nonprofit that has pioneered programs that empower individuals with current or previous involvement in […]

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On Park Avenue, Son & Mother’s Talk on Prison

New York, N.Y. I recently had the opportunity to attend The Osborne Association’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast where I heard an array of speakers, both polished and grassroots, speak on the need for prison reform here in New York and across these United States. “Osborne,” as it is known by insiders, is an […]

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Miss America Advocates for Prison Reform

New York, N.Y.  Recently I was surprised to meet Miss America following her rousing speech on the rights of prisoners and their families to a particularly well-heeled crowd at the church-turned-ballroom known as 583 Park Avenue. The event was The Osborne Association‘s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast. Although I have heard of the organization through […]

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