An Open Letter to Steph, Who Sent a Sky Lantern to Her Father, Which Landed in My Driveway

An Open Letter to Steph, Who Sent a Sky Lantern to Her Father, Which Landed in My Driveway

Matt Mikalatos found a touching note written from a daughter to a father. As a father himself, this is his response…

Lapping Over Us

Dream

Laura Foley’s poem works to come to terms with loss by juxtaposing the language of dreams with one stark, unforgettable image.

Not Every Break Up Should Leave You Broken

Relationship Breaking

Not every relationship ends with happily ever after. But not every break up needs to break your heart either.

Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

Performing Masculinity and Grief by Hartwig HKD

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?

Lacrimosa

Child

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

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

Mary Windecker’s husband died during a diving trip in 1994, devastating her family. But a surprising discovery seventeen years later forced her to revisit her pain and loss in ways she hadn’t expected.

The Ties of My Father

The Ties of My Father

Larry Bernstein’s father died seventeen years ago, but his memory lives on in the neckties that were passed down from father to son.

Touch – Part 3

touch 3 photo ARNue

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

What Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman Means to Me

AP Photo: Chris Pizello

Why does it sometimes feel like mourning the death of a celebrity diminishes the deaths of others? Alex Steed explores his grief.

Across the Universe: Dealing With Death as an Atheist

photo by overgraeme

After the sudden, unexpected death of a friend Chris Hicke grapples with what it means to be an atheist.

I’ve Begun to Understand That Moment With George Bush

GEOGE-BUSH-IN-SARASOTA-

Jedah Mayberry was just about to start a sales presentation when he found out a co-worker and team member had died. What do you think you would have done next?

How To Get Over a Breakup in 5 Steps

Good Men Project, How to Get Over a Breakup in Five Steps, K Thompson, Breakups, Relationship Advice,

While breakups can be brutal, K Thompson has your back. Here are some simple strategies for getting over the heartache

A Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembered

GunfighterBallads

Doss Thornton survived Pearl Harbor despite being in the belly of an ammunition ship.

Killswitch Engage’s ‘Always’ – An Honest Look at Brotherhood

KSE photo

Jared Dewing stands the hairs on your neck up with his story behind the story.

10 Tips: Divorce For Grownups

7591264544_1885000c14_b.jpg

A straightforward plan to heal from a divorce.

Overwhelming Turnout for Vigil for Boy Killed in Bombing (PHOTO)

liam-day-vigil

A photo from Liam Day’s Twitter shows the incredible turnout for the vigil.