Getting Ready for Death

Grim Reaper photo by Anthony Quintano

Why Steve Harper, a perfectly healthy guy, decided to have his will done.

Communion at the Texas Bar & Grill


A chance meeting at the Texas Bar & Grill brings with it a promise of hope to a once-suffering heart.

Life Lessons For Men From The Classical Composers


Classical music, as much as any other form, is about struggle, pain, and expression. Brian Shea talks about what that means to him.

How Do You Begin To Eulogize Your Father?

Michael and his father, Michael Sr.

It is not enough to say that he was a good man, or even a great man. My father’s love is the blueprint by which I love. By Michael Strange.

Touch – Part 3

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.

Marcus Smart: The Pain Behind the Behavior

Marcus Smart  The Pain Under the Behavior

Ava Parnass examines how the grief and pain Marcus Smart has been repressing are escaping a decade later in a messy way.

Condolences To Mr. Muñoz, From One Dad to Another

Photo of Marlise Muñoz and family via Facebook

Alex Yarde sends his condolences to the husband and father who has experienced too much loss in the last few weeks, after his wife’s body was kept on life support despite the family’s request to let her pass away.

Everybody Hurts after a Breakup, Especially Men

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While men are still portrayed as stoic in our culture, they experience heartbreak just as deeply as women do. Sometimes even more

4 Simple Steps Men Can Take to Heal a “Broken” Heart


Leo Searle Hawkins maintains that our “spiritual” heart is never broken, hurt, or damaged in any way. This knowledge liberates us to be more fully emotionally alive.

Two Years After She Passed Away, A Woman Gives Her Husband An Unforgettable Christmas Gift


Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter with three wishes right before she died, but asked a friend not to mail it until her husband had fallen in love again.

What Do You Do If You’ve Wrecked Your Life?

paper airplane wreckage photo by frozenchipmunk

George Davis once wrecked his life. And he shares what he has learned about the way to climb out of the wreckage.

The Hardest Goodbye

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Phillip Chesnut recounts the pain of losing his beloved pet.

Mark Twain, the Depth


Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

Apologies to a Daughter From an Absent Father

photo by moyan_brenn

Pete Wilson writes a poem to his daughter whom he hasn’t seen in three years.

Max and the Broken Dishwasher

photo by Phil Roeder

George Davis, appliance repair technician—meet Max, a four-year-old, also broken.

100 Words on Love: He Drove All Night

100 words on love

They both cried. She had expected no one and nothing.