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11 Musicians Who Overcame Disabilities

1. Ludwig van Beethoven At age 26, the great German composer and pianist began to lose his hearing. His problems began with a severe form of tinnitus, and it’s thought they may have been complicated by syphilis, lead poisoning, typhus, or possibly his habit of immersing his head in cold water to stay awake. Whatever the [...]

I (Want to) Know What You Did This Summer

I didn’t take any fancy or enlightening vacations this summer. My wife and I had four weddings to attend in a five-week stretch, plus our daughter’s first birthday extravaganza. That was enough fanfare for one season. So let me live vicariously through you guys. Where did you jet off to this summer? Do you recommend it? [...]