Tag Archives: death

The Biggest Health Risks of Hoarding

My Featured Blogger this week is actually a journalist, Jocasta Lennon, a freelance writer “with a passion for the eclectic and unusual.” When Jocasta first approached me, I was delighted that she considered this a place for talented new writers … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

Is there a connection between aliens and the coronavirus? No, this isn’t some cheesy tabloid revelation about the coronavirus being planted by aliens. So lower that eyebrow, please, and allow me to unpack that opening question: Why do we see … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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Love and Death

Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences,* healing hurts. When death looms, we suddenly remember the only thing that matters is love. If only death were always with us we would finally learn how to love. But … Continue reading

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A Message from My Heart

I come from a long line of short-lived men. My father died of a heart attack at 45, and both of my grandfathers died of heart attacks, as well. In addition, my mother died of a heart condition at the … Continue reading

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The Eternal Drive-Through

Drive-through mortuary viewings premiered in Florida more than 30 years ago, but have more recently become a growing trend. I googled “drive through funeral homes” and found 14 million listings. Nearly every U.S. state has them now. One of the … Continue reading

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Earth Day is Us Day!

I’m not a flaming liberal. I’m more of a smoldering moderate (and smoke-free at that). But when it comes to protecting my home planet, I tend to flare up a bit. Here’s why:  Pollution kills. We’re not just talking about … Continue reading

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