Looking for Family, Finding Love

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Josh Magill sets out to find the gravestones of his ancestors, and comes away with the feeling he had found home.

What Does Memorial Day Make You Think Of?

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A series of short personal reflections on the multiple meanings of Memorial Day.

When Pain Crashes Your Party

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“Grieving does not work like a to-do list,” author Jonalyn Fincher explores the space we need to grieve and how we find our way there.

Today I Asked My Son to Write My Eulogy

Today I Asked My Son to Write My Eulogy

Nathaniel Turner from “The Raising Supaman Project” considers making an unusual request in an attempt to see how his son values him as a mentor and a father.

Dear Ally, Thank You For Giving This Man Permission to Cry

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You gave us, the men in your life, the permission to cry. And we needed it. As a matter of fact, we still need it.

I’ll Tell Your Brother Years From Now

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Loss and longing permeate this offering from Bryan Borland, an intensely lyrical, deeply imagistic remembrance of a departed brother.

How My Nan Helped Me To Change A Tyre

Flowers for My Nan by Michael Ellis

Helping a stranger change a tire on a busy highway helped Michael Ellis see all that is magical with this world.

The Bond of a Mother’s Love

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If you are grieving the loss of your mother, know that she is not as far from you as you might believe … The bond of a mother’s love can not be broken by death or time.

Environmental Issues, Meet The Twilight Zone

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Would you take an action if you knew that in some unknown place, someone you didn’t know would die as a result?

Book Excerpt: Rest In Places – My Father’s Post-Life Journey Around The World by Marlayna Glynn Brown

Rest in Places

Death ends and begins a journey. Marlayna Glynn Brown confronts herself while facing her father’s alcoholism and death.

Teaching Young Children to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

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Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.

5 Reasons to See the Truth of the Situation We Are In

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Mike Sliwa believes the story we tell ourselves about ourselves is a story worth forgetting.

The Rope

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Neil Silberblatt remembers a friend, taken before his time, in this quiet slice-of-life.

Her Last Breath: Husbands and Their Wives’ Deaths

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Rev. Neil O’Farrell thinks about husbands and their wives’ deaths.

6 Ways Jokes about Violence Against Men Harms Male Victims

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Andrew Smiler lists six reasons why we should stop laughing at male victims of violence.

She Works Hard for the Money

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A family legacy, a silver coin and an aha moment have Edie Weinstein putting the puzzle pieces together to figure out how she became a workaholic.