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HIV/AIDS: Tears for TLJ

After 35 years as a newsman I found myself recently in the unfamiliar role of newsmaker after the book Good Grief! was launched and I was interviewed for stories in the newspaper. 1,579 more words

BEYOND KNOWING Mysteries and Messages of Death and Life from a Forensic Pathologist ~ Dr. Janis Amatuzio

Working as a medical examiner, Dr. Janis Amatuzio has found that by listening and talking to loved ones of the deceased, she can offer them a sense of closure. 400 more words

Death / Dying

Let's Talk About Death: Asking the Questions that Profoundly Change the Way We Live and Die by Steve Gordon (Author), Irene Kacandes (Author)

Experts in end-of-life care tell us that we should talk about death and dying with relatives and friends, but how do we get such conversations off the ground in a society that historically has avoided the topic? 303 more words

Death / Dying

I am Princess X

by Cherie Priest
First sentence: “Libby Deaton and May Harper invented Princess X in fifth grade, when Libby’s leg was in a cast, and May had a doctor’s note saying she couldn’t run around the track anymore because her asthma would totally kill her.” 291 more words

YA

When Death Comes to Early

Last week I sat browsing through my Facebook when I came across a post that caught my eye.¬†And made me choke up. This wasn’t the first time I had seen a post like this. 544 more words

Conversations Around Death

Leaving Before the Rains Come

The assisted living residence called last week. Mama’s name is on the waiting list there. Every now and then over the years they would call when her “favorite apartment” opened up. 1,078 more words

Caring For A Parent

STAR WARS KILLED MY STEPSON

Yes, I know, this sounds very dramatic
But, it began with him standing in the cold
Waiting to get in the theater, then being in that theater… 278 more words

Poetry