The Splendor of Spain Gala

Fun, laughter, camaraderie, and generous giving were to be heard and seen in abundance at this year’s Memory Matters Gala. The theme this year was “The Splendor of Spain” with emphasis on the southern Mediterranean region of Andalusia.…
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Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Chef Kim

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos   This recipe is always a hit.  You could easily adapt to use the seasoning with chicken tacos as well.   I like to experiment by topping with a fresh fruit salsas or guacamole.   Serves 4   Fish 4…

Volunteers, Sports Cars and Love

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers." - Terri Guillemets "Every day is a good day when I'm at Memory Matters," says Volunteer Lindy Lindenbaum, who has been volunteering at Memory Matters 4 days/wk for 10 years. A collector…

Why I Eat Like a Mediterranean

“Why I Eat Like a Mediterranean” by Dietitian Toby Amidor . . . I'm a Dietitian and I've Always Followed the Mediterranean Diet and it's worked for 20 years. The Mediterranean Diet was named by U.S. News & World Report the top…
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"George"

Amélie and John My eldest (11-year-old) Grandson Brody was back at Memory Matters this week learning more about community service and the "art of engagement." In truth he has been spending many hours in Memory Matters since he was…

Harmon

I loved this JW story. Real life is not always what we first imagine it to be. - Volunteer Mike Cooke Harmon The little furniture store sat on the far corner of a run-down strip mall. The other tenants consisted of a tattoo parlor,…
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X-Country Practice

From John Ratliff: X-Country Practice  The quiet thumping of rubber souls crunching on the trail as the team runs by together Steam rising as they exhale like early morning dragons moving so fast I almost expect them to spread…

I.D.-Ten-Tee

A while back, JW shared a story about finding the right fridge and the debate between him and his wife as to the model and functionality.  Here's more about the fridge on the day it was delivered. I.D.-Ten-Tee “Hello sir, I have a…

The Secret of Gratitude, Love, and Happiness

Hi from Volunteer Mike: John Ratliff’s new short commentary on life, titled “Atonement” prompted me to write an introduction and offer my own thoughts on “the secret of gratitude, love, and happiness” as seen through the eyes…