Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.



Why dead pets matter by Olivia Lichtenstein

The Guardian | 12.05.15 | Olivia Lichtenstein When their cat Sox got ill had to be put down, Olivia Lichtenstein and her family were not prepared for how deeply they would mourn. The house feels quiet and empty, pulsing with that deafening... Continue Reading →


The Lonely Death of George Bell by N. R. Kleinfield | Photographs by JOSH HANER

Courtesy of the New York Times | 10.17.2015 | Written by : N. R. Kleinfield  | Photographs by JOSH HANER Each year around 50,000 people die in New York, some alone and unseen. Yet death even in such forlorn form can cause a... Continue Reading →

Heartbreaking Photo Project Captures Everyday Heroes In Their Last Moments Of Life by Priscilla Frank

Courtesy of the HuffPost | 05.27.14 | Priscilla Frank It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." This wisdom, originally attributed to Hippocrates who lived until... Continue Reading →

With The Conversation Sabbath, Dozens Of Clergy Hope To Get People Talking About Death by Jaweed Kaleem

Ninety percent of Americans believe it’s important to talk about the end of life with loved ones. Just 30 percent have done it. Courtesy of HuffPost | 10.21.15 | by Jaweed Kaleem During a recent Sunday service, the Rev. Nancy Taylor,... Continue Reading →

The Ghost House of My Childhood by Alan Lightman

Courtesy of the New York Times | 08.22.15 | Alan Lightman THE distant earth bristles with tiny imitations of houses and roads as I slide through the air in the silver ghost, a miracle of science. Now that my second... Continue Reading →

Getting Along to Care for Mom – by Barry Jacobs

If you share caregiving responsibilities with siblings, these tips can help Courtesy of AARP | 07.29.2013 | Barry Jacobs My brother and I, normally close, have had a strained relationship for the past 18 months. The cause is sad but common:... Continue Reading →

Memories of Mom keep me company by Woody Paige

Courtesy of the Denver Post | 07.12.15 | Woody Paige Woody Paige recounts his mother's last at-bat "Follow my lead, oh, how I need someone to watch over me." — George & Ira Gershwin  Mom always has watched over me.She wasn't... Continue Reading →

The Economist explains: How doctor-assisted dying works

Courtesy of The Economist | 07.29.2015 | By N.L. THOSE who are terminally ill have long sought help to end their lives from friends or doctors. When a doctor is involved, it is called physician- or doctor-assisted suicide. This is... Continue Reading →

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet by Eli Saslow

Courtesy of the Washington Post | June 8, 2013 | Eli Saslow This is how it is with every death, isn't it.  When the death is fresh on everyone's mind, there is a flurry of activity. After a few weeks, every... Continue Reading →

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