Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cathie Beck

"I didn’t know that people come into our lives, and sometimes, if we’re terribly lucky, we get the chance to love them, that sometimes they stay, that sometimes you can, truly, depend on them."

Cathie Beck
Denver-based journalist and creative writer.
Above is an excerpt from her memoir "Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship"
Less than a year after she self-published, it was picked up by Hyperion

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Moms Mabley

"A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can."

Jackie "Moms" Mabley

Standup comedian who tackled edgy topics

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jill Clayburg

"What bugs me is that movies don't reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don't treasure women as they get older."

Jill Clayburg

Stage, TV and Oscar-nominated film actress

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alice Sommer

“Music is God. In difficult times you feel it especially.”

Alice Sommer

The oldest living Holocaust survivor who will celebrate her 107th birthday in November. A concert pianist in Prague, at age 39 she and her young son were deported to Theresienstadt, a concentration camp where artists and musicians were allowed to continue their art for propaganda purposes. She continues to play the piano every day… (to view inspiring 12 minute video, click here)

“I never hate. Hatred only brings hatred”