Joan Rivers: An Empowered Trailblazer

Joan Rivers by David Shankbone

To use her own words, Joan Rivers “succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.”

If Robin Williams Was Your Dad: A True Story

If Robin Williams Was by Amy Scher

Amy Scher’s father chose to end his own life. She’s proud of him, and she never judged his decision.

Veteran Actor/Director: Richard Attenborough, Dies Age 90

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The passing of an icon of cinema is marked today.

Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

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Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?

Dancing While Lying Dead In The Street

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“You can lynch us or beat us or shoot us, but that will never diminish our courage. Our legacy as a tenacious people will remain.”

A Peaceful Dignified Exit, and to All a Good Death

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Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.

Mike Brown, Ferguson, & the Words That Strike To the Heart Of the Matter

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Denene Miller shares the words of others who powerfully embody the devastating effects of Mike Brown’s death.

The Joy of Having One Year Left to Live

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There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.

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It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.

5 Ways People Die Before They’re Actually Dead

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Shola Richards understands how people can die before they’re actually dead, and he wants to ensure it doesn’t happen to his two young daughters.

Robin Williams Inspired Me To Teach

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On the death of a great artist.

Robin Williams 1983: Even Then, You Could See Life Was a Struggle

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Jesse Kornbluth interviewed Robin Williams for NY Magazine back in 1983. It’s important for Jesse to fall in love with the people while interviewing them. And fall he did. A love that lasted til Williams untimely death.

O Captain, My Captain: Robin Williams and Addiction

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Timothy Mousseau is touched by Williams due to the battle he endured and the struggle he fought. He knows it all too well.

Robin Williams Rest In Peace

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We have lost ‘The Funniest Man in the World’

Depression Is a Murderer. RIP Robin Williams

Robin Williams attends the "The Crazy Ones" Junket - Los Angeles

Eric Shapiro is heartbroken to learn that the lovable genius lost the fight.

Birth and Death and Coming Full Circle

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Shavawn M. Berry has witnessed birth, aging, sickness, and death. common to all life. The question is, what do we do while experiencing them?