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So get the tissues out… Do you care like this?? This young brother and sister team is a world unto itself, with the brother as it’s gatekeeper and caregiver…the sister, a happy and knowing recipient. These kids remind us of what it is like to […]

Peggy Harris learned of her husband’s legacy 68 years later– she waited and wondered. Had it not been for some family member’s curiosity, and the power of “asking again and being determined to find the truth”–she may have never known that a county far away […]

A 3 minute look…..We tend to steer clear of thinking about these things, yet there are effects or impacts on the costs of the “death biz” .   We take no position here, but share this as an interesting look at some statistics, and really fascinating […]

The “Power of Words” to change a thought , an experience, a mind, a life, and perhaps even a death is….well, powerful. Here, a blind man is ignored until a stranger changes some words on his sign.  See what happens… Learn more about how YOU […]

It’s a silly debate really, but not a silly subject.

I distinguish the two because there are questions that will never be answered [at least not to everyone’s mutual satisfaction], so why enter into an often heated debate about something that is unknowable (until we get there..and even then…). Opinions expressed are fine, but on this topic, it can sometimes get nasty.

There is a club for those of us who CHOOSE to work with people who are dying. “Work” may mean for hire or for volunteering one’s time–but it is a choice to do so.

Beautiful does not always mean easy, pretty, neat and OK. Beautiful can mean raw, heart-felt, gut-wrenching and hollow. This writer describes the experience of another’s impending death with amazing prose, and the veil of neatness is pulled away, yet it is still lovely and draws […]

It almost couldn’t have been any other way, could it? Though I wish it were for him and his family. The fact that Martin Luther King died the way he did almost cosmically puncutates the point of his life’s work, doesn’t it?  And to this […]

It’s 2:08 in the morning and I am  in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of the Robert Wood Johnson University waiting room, in New Brunswick, NJ. I feel like I am in the middle of a miracle. Our dear friend Harry is getting a new heart as I write […]