Sharing Faith: How I Found Healing at a Funeral

Being present for others during their time of need can lessen your own pain

The Man With The Big Voice

“At 5’5″ inches tall Rube was not an imposing figure, but his voice was twice his height. Strong. Deep. Memorable.”

The Three Funerals

Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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

Seven Things to Keep in Mind While Caring for a Dying Parent

James Delles remembers what it was like to care for his father in his last days and offers a few tips about what anyone assuming the caregiver role for a parent really needs to know about death and dying.

Unhelpful Things People Say When You Have Lost a Loved One

While it’s true that no words are adequate for someone who has lost the love of his life, here are some phrases you want to avoid.

Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

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?


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

Teaching Young Children to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

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

Boys and Girls, I Have Terrible News…

Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?

The Cot in His Office

When Edward Severy’s father died, there were dozens of people at the funeral he had never met. They all acted like his father had never made a mistake. “Maybe I just knew a different man”, thought Edward.

Rush Limbaugh and Me on a Trip to the Cemetery

The Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell’s reverie on seeing and not-seeing.

Things I Regret

Tom Brechlin on taking things for granted, his father, and coming to terms with his biggest regret.

Bikers Guard Child’s Funeral From Westboro Baptists

The Patriot Guard Riders rallied at the funeral of a child to protect his family from the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church.


“Quinn has booked a flight to Connemara, County Galway. But first, this funeral. This director. What is her name?” By Joey DeFrancesco

Life at a Funeral

“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.