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  • Ethical wills hope to ensure that our values live on

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    I count myself among the most fortunate of 50-somethings because both of my parents are still alive.

    Sometimes this weighs heavily on me, like when my mother leaves multiple messages on my answering machine because I haven't called her back -- within the hour. Or when I realize that...

  • Special needs program puts spotlight on the siblings

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Barbara Azrialy spent much of her childhood in Cincinnati pretending to be an only child. In fact, she had two brothers, one five years older and the other three years younger. Both brothers were mentally retarded.

    "Nobody talked about it back then," said Azrialy, 62, now a special...

  • Woman’s cathartic memoir focuses on Hobson’s Choice—mom or dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Devyani Saltzman sat frozen over her math homework as her parents screamed at each other one evening at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Her mother, the Indian-born filmmaker Deepa Mehta, had come to Cannes to premiere her first feature, "Sam & Me," about the unlikely relationship...