[ in the press ]
By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Thomas Mansbacher (’74 MM) has a lot on his mind. A crossword puzzle addict, the cellist has a brain literally chock-full of trivia.
But that’s far from all his head retains. Scattered between all the minutiae that enable him to complete even complex puzzles in moments lie some powerful, crystal-clear memories.
What’s more, on the eve of his retirement at the end of the summer from the Cleveland Orchestra after 37 years, the cellist is only poised to soak up more, to increase his storage capacity and load it with new data and experiences. MORE