Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How The Justice System Failed Gerard Richardson

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Gerard Richardson was recently released after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Was this a one time mistake or just more proof that our justice system is failing?

Life is Short, and Urgent

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Guy McPherson reminds us that we should strive to “make our lives worthy of the few years we spend on this most wondrous of planets.”

Going Public: Xe Sands Reads a Letter From Richard Feynman to His Departed Wife

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Should a little thing like death stop you from writing to your sweetheart? This father of the atomic bomb didn’t think so.

The Mixed Blessings of a Paradoxical Marriage

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Why would a well-educated, professional, intelligent, resourceful and socially conscious woman stay in a marriage in which love and fear shared the same bed?

I’m Supposed to Start with the Last Time I Saw You

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Stephen Mills gently eulogizes his grandfather while reflecting on the distances that grow–perhaps inevitably–within families.

Faith, Death, and The Grey

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Christian Clifton looks at the themes in The Grey and how it brought him face to face with his faith and mortality.

Godspeed, Egon: In Memory of Harold Ramis

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on Harold Ramis’ mortality, and his own.

Simon Rodia Builds the East Tower of Nuestro Pueblo to Honor His Brother Killed in a Coal Mine Accident

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In paying tribute to Simon Rodia, the Italian-American builder of the L.A. Watts Towers, William Kelley Woolfitt offers a compelling meditation on the ties that bind brothers together.

Getting the Call Someone Died: You Just Have to Go On, Right?

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Norbert Brown made a conscious decision not to stop for death. But he’s wondering why.

Death In a Different Light

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David Packman understands a full life involves a much closer relationship with death than many of us currently have.

Harold Ramis, RIP

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The world is a little less funny now.

The Most Uncool Thing I’ve Ever Written About Drinking

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With the trend of the lethal drinking game “Neknominations” becoming mainstream, Amy White wants to reach out to kids with her story … and doesn’t care how uncool you think it is.

Devo’s Bob Casale Passes Away, Fans Pay Tribute

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Legendary band’s guitarist dies of heart failure at 61.

What Do We Want for Our Children?

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The tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman made a lot of people think. Larry Bernstein thought about the children.

“Crying is usually associated with sadness…not in heat of battle or…mortally dangerous situation.”

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Men Have Tear Ducts Too

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Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.