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Do Movie Critics Read Their Own Reviews?

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Photo:  Theatrical Release PosterHaving lived through the collateral damage that follows the death of a loved one, and discovering the collateral beauty in the aftermath, my family left the theater Tuesday shaking our heads and wondering if the critics ever read their own reviews or if they are just so shallow they don’t understand the […]

Memories Are in the Details

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Researching on the topic of grief, I read in an article that stated that we study our pain. That statement promptly landed me squarely in the middle of my sometimes insufferable grief and the desire to study my grief, and to study my own pain. For me, the reason we study our pain is because […]

What Are You Remembered For?

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I cannot remember the source but the message went something like this. Be it known and keep it in the back of your mind that someday, after your death and at your funeral services, your entire life will be summed up in about 20 minutes. What will that 20 minutes say about you? Was your […]

The Need for the Supernatural

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Ok, I’ll admit it. We watch the Travel Channel’s shows on ghost hunters and the paranormal I guess in the hopes of seeing something real that will validate our hopes about an afterlife. For the most part, the shows are hokey and good for a laugh but that’s about it. But on the other hand, […]

Hardship as a Path to Happiness

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It seems counterintuitive to think that surviving something that is difficult to endure or that which causes suffering could be used as a path to happiness. In its basest sense hardship equates to change and a matter of perspective on how you approach said change.Let’s look at purposeful change. When an individual has reached a […]

Studying Grief

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Researching on the topic of grief, I read in an article that stated that we study our pain. That statement promptly landed me squarely in the middle of my sometimes insufferable grief and the desire to study my grief, and to study my own pain.A little over five years ago my family, I, lost a […]

January 3 – WFDE

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The New Year is supposed to be met (I think) with an overwhelming sense of something fresh, something new. However, in our family, that excitement is always dampened by the fact our daughter and the kids’ sister, Kelligar, died January 3, 2011. Let’s face it, there is no good way to get over the day […]