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Don’t Give Up; Don’t Give In

  The late Louis Zamperini, the subject of the recent movie, “Unbroken,” was an amazing man.

Maybe we can’t all be as accomplished as was Louis. But in his last years, he offered some great advice which should be useful to everyone.If everyone took these lessons to heart... no, if even a third of the people did, this would be an infinitely better world.

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In This Week with the Chicowitz, This week, Hershel sees both the good and the bad in technology:

Technology today is a double-edged sword. When my grandparents were kids, just about every technological innovation was marvelous. The telephone, the washing machine, the elevator, the airplane, the automobile. Every one, a winner! Today... not so much. We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. All good, of course. But sometimes, I think we need freedom from technology.  

The BBHQ Featured Book is the “Behind the Aging Face,” by fellow baby boomer Angil Tarach-Ritchey. This is first a touching story of the author's life-long commitment to caring for people, and second a deep look into how the elderly look at life, and their advice to the boomer generation (who will, like it or not, join the ranks of the elderly). Ms. Tarach-Ritchey also chronicles the current status of health care for the ederly, and offers a wise and thoughtful approach to how we can improve the lives of those who have lived so long. This is an extremely useful book for anyone who deals with or will deal with older people. (And doesn't that include all of us?)

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