Reflections

Holiday Help

So many of our lifetime memories are created during the holiday season. Families that are separated by distance traditionally come together for meals, gift giving, reminiscing about the old days while creating new memories. Because the holidays are so...

Tragedy and Trauma Response

In the wake of another human-scripted, violent tragedy we seek to understand and to discover a response. Already our news media has the talking heads expressing their whys of the matter and their experts weighing in regarding policy actions. Social media...

The Boys of Autumn

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: like Forest Lawn, the Dodgers are a Los Angeles institution.   They’ve been a part of the sports and social fabric of the southland for over half a century and have been a model of excellence...

Emergency Preparedness

It was just about a year ago when we posted a Reflections blog about September being Emergency Preparedness Month. Since then, we’ve had several fires in California and the west, including one very close to Los Angeles.  Houston was recently hit by...

How to Help in a Natural Disaster

How to Help in a Natural Disaster, by Robbie Miller Kaplan, Legacy.com In our technology-driven world, we’re witnessing breaking news; reading, seeing and hearing first-hand how these disasters personally impact individuals and communities. Who can...

Solar Eclipse

Next Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. It is one of nature’s rarest and most awe-inspiring sights – where the moon covers the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere , the corona, can...

Rituals

There’s no doubt that rituals are an important part of our lives. We engage in so many of them—birthday parties, Fourth of July barbeques, family vacations, holiday dinners, and so on. Funerals, too, are important rituals. They provide guidance...

Batman

Last Thursday, a most unusual, but supremely appropriate tribute was paid to an actor who played one of the most popular television super heroes ever.  Adam West, best known for his campy portrayal of Batman in the 1960s TV series, passed away at the...

Memories

There is a famous quote by an unknown author that truly captures the amazing power of memories: “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.” In his book, “Grief One Day at a Time,” author Alan D. Wolfelt,...

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Whenever game of baseball has faced challenges, conflicts or crises stemming from the actions of its players, the same line has been used over and over again in response: “No one is bigger than the game of baseball.” No one, perhaps with one...