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I believe that children are our future

That’s the advice of a 9-yr-old boy named Tate, who decided to spend his summer volunteering at his grandpa’s senior center instead of going to camp. Here’s a short video about his experience. It starts with a few words from … Continue reading

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Memories light the corners of my mind

Remember Henry? In December 2013, I wrote a post about playing the piano for people with dementia, and how music awakens them. In that post, I mentioned the documentary Alive Inside and included the clip featuring Henry. Here’s how he … Continue reading

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It all comes back to me now

A wave of soft singing makes its way across the room and reaches me at the piano. “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is once again working its magic—comforting, lifting spirits, awakening emotions. I’ve written in an earlier post about … Continue reading

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