Violence against the “Other” as Systematic Blight on Our Society

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We are all animals, but some people more than others.

Breaking The Silence

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Talking is part of the healing process.

All the Men Went

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In this remembrance of a grandfather, Charles Bane Jr. writes of coal mines and light, death and the sublime.

How to Heal a Broken Heart

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Dillan DiGiovanni shares what becomes of the broken-hearted, when they actively choose to heal.

Only One Sentence David Carr Wrote Was BS

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RIP David Carr (1956-2015)

Most of What is Written is Simply Grief

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This poem from Todd Davis is a prime example of the power of the unspoken, the understated.

A Letter to My Father as I Race to His Deathbed

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Karen Jones revisits her grief to talk about why she helps women with relationships.

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“Elspeth Howell was a sinner.” By James Scott

I Ran with the Bulls. I Ran with Death. I Ran Towards Life

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What it feels like to run with the bulls. And how it made me a better man.

Losing My Parents Made Me a Better Father

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Tor Constantino shares 4 insights, drawn from the depths of loss, for happier, healthier parenting.

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Von Thompson brings out the horrors and human costs of World War II’s Pacific Theater.

Mourning His First Love, a Dad Says Good Bye to His Baby Brother

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It was not a romantic love, but was one that was supposed to last a lifetime. David Stanley writes of the pain of having to say goodbye.

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.

Discussions About Death; It’s an Act of Kindness

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Meditating on our own death might seem morbid, but it is responsible and loving.

Three Days and Four Choices

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Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.

How Not To Get Mad At Your Wife

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It took a near tragic event for Steven Lake to appreciate that his wife would not be around forever, and getting angry at her was no longer possible.