Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.
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.
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.
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?
Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.
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.
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
“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.
“Toward the end of the visiting hours, a woman who nobody seemed to know walked into the memorial service. She looked at me and said, You must be his son. She said, He left his mark on you.” By Michael Kimball
Josh Bowman takes a moment to remember some of the things he learned from his wonderful Zayde on the ten-year anniversary of his passing.
The fast-food chain’s surprise decision to lift its workers’ wages stems from a mix of morality, economics and politics.
Appearance, a great career and a charming personality are great. But they’re nothing when compared to the right attitude.
You’ve gotta love The King of Random—Grant Thompson.
The landscape of the night is something that is so sadly absent from our modern world.
We’re looking for a few good photographs …
What will our new generation of wired-in babies bring?
Neil Hilborn performs “Static Electricity”.
It rather puts your problem with today into perspective, doesn’t it?
Here in the US, two distinct institutions guide teenagers on their journey to adulthood. One is college, the other is prison.
A father-son story.
“Mom, this is not even a conversation right now!” he says to his mom, through both of their happy tears.
It’s impossible to enjoy a movie or television show today quite as much as you did when you were a child. Matthew Rozsa speculates as to why.
In anticipation for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” three joyfully-geeky dads discuss how they’re sharing The Avengers with their kids…