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November 10, 2019

I shared my first betrayal in a previous post; that betrayal being a very mean neighborhood boy convincing my 4-year-old self that because I was little, I should choose the tiniest grape from the bunch that he was offering. Of course, the grape was horribly tart and th...

June 6, 2019

It was the summer of 1959. I was barely 4. A bunch of neighborhood kids were congregated on the pavement that separated my parents' twin home in Northeast Philadelphia from the one next door. 

If the circle around the photo of our house were a clock, the betrayal took p...

October 5, 2018

Robyn Fivush is a professor of developmental psychology at Emory University in Atlanta.  Her research focuses on family storytelling and the relations among memory, narrative, identity, trauma, and coping. 

Fivush and her Emory colleague Marshall Duk...

July 10, 2018

The 2014 documentary Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, available on Netflix and for purchase on Amazon, follows social worker Dan Cohen as he uses music to unlock memory in nursing-home patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  

In many parts of the film, we see how th...

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