At the end of the day …. ending on a sad note!!


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~~August 22, 2014~~

The Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died this morning in California.

He was 63.

By now we all know. The social media platforms have gone on high gear announcing this huge, sad loss for those who are left behind.

Born in Chicago, Williams discovered his passion for acting in high school, before moving to New York City to study at Juilliard alongside Christopher Reeve.A few years later, he also began doing stand-up comedy and working in television, before landing a star-making guest role as alien Mork in “Happy Days.” In 1978, he was given his own spin-off series, “Mork & Mindy,” for which he won a Golden Globe.

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BuyzcCAIEAETLBcBig break: Robin Williams and Mindy McConnell in Morkl and Mindy which ran from 1978 to 1982 and launched the comedian to national prominence.

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Oscar winner: Robin Williams took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for his role alongside Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.RW4article-0-02049C0B0000044D-855_634x622RW6RW7

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http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/a-terrible-loss/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/chicago-native-robin-williams-dead-at-63/

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~~Patch Adams~~

Release date – December 25, 1998

Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander.

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Hunter “Patch” Adams (Robin Williams) commits himself into a mental institution. Once there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow inmates gives him a purpose in life. Because of this he wants to become a medical doctor and two years later enrolls at the Medical College of Virginia (now known as VCU School of Medicine) as the oldest first year student. He questions the school’s soulless approach to medical care and clashes with the school’s Dean Walcott (Bob Gunton), who believes that doctors must treat patients as patients and not bond with them as people.

Because of this and incidents such as setting up a giant pair of legs during an obstetric conference, he is expelled from the medical school, although he is later reinstated due to his methods actually helping patients improve. He even goes to a meat packer’s convention and steals a butcher’s jacket so he can impersonate a third-year med-student and infiltrate rounds. Adams encourages medical students to work closely with nurses, learn interviewing skills early, and argues that death should be treated with dignity and sometimes even humor.

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Patch Adams was a very instrumental film for me.

This character portrayed the kind of doctor I wanted to be. The film was released in 1998. I was already a full-fledged doctor by then.

“He questions the school’s soulless approach to medical care and clashes with the school’s Dean Walcott (Bob Gunton), who believes that doctors must treat patients as patients and not bond with them as people.”

This quote from the movie description describes to a “T” the way that many doctors feel. I learned from some of them. I never liked the way a sense separateness came between the doctor and the patient. Watching this movie, at the time, confirmed to me that my feelings of connectedness with my patients.

I looked up to the character that Robin Williams brought to life through his immense acting talent and served as an example for me to follow.

For this, and for so many other moments, I will always be grateful, Mr. Williams. 

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~~Patch Adams – Trailer~~

~~Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011~~

Robin Williams is Patch Adams, a doctor who will do anything to make his patients laugh — even if it means risking his own career — in this inspiring comedy based on a true story.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The bad monster that many battle … depression!

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At the end of the day …. Your Song, Sir Elton John!!


~~July 13, 2014~~ 

~ONE OF MY MANY FAVORITE SONGS~

Your Song” is a ballad composed and performed by English musician Sir Elton John with lyrics by his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. It originally appeared on John’s self-titled second album (1970).

The song was released in the United States in October 1970 as the B-side to “Take Me to the Pilot“. Both received airplay, but “Your Song” was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced “Take Me to the Pilot” as the A-side, eventually making the top ten on both the UK and US charts.

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In 1998, “Your Song” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004 the song was placed at number 137 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.

A demo version was included on John’s 1990 box set album To Be Continued. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Ellie Goulding, whose version reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in late 2010. The refrain from the song, “and you can tell everybody”, was sampled in the 2013 song by Aloe BlaccThe Man.

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~~Sir Elton John~~

~Your Song~

~Uploaded on May 16, 2011~

From 1971

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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