Monthly Archives: September 2018

Will I Ever Get Over This Grief?

Will I Ever Get Over This Grief? [Editor: The Sugars referred to in the salutation of this letter are the two authors of The Sweet Spot, a weekly column (Thursdays) in The New York Times.  I was particularly impressed by their answer to this question. Out of respect for the Times copyright, I am teasing

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Strange Awakenings: AfterTalk Inspirational

                         Strange Awakenings By Peggy Amler It was early morning.  My eyes were still shut. I was waking up before my alarm went off. I could tell it wasn’t quite daylight, but close to it. I had some remnant thoughts, some vague remembrances of a

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My Father Killed Himself: AfterTalk Inspirational 9.13.18

Editor’s note: this is National Suicide Awareness Week, so we chose this brilliant article that speaks for itself. My Father Killed Himself by Judy Melinek, MD  “My father killed himself when I was 13 years old.” That was the opening line of my medical school admission essay, the one in which I tried to convince an

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John McCain’s Daughter’s Eulogy: AfterTalk Inspirational 9.6.18

Meghan McCain at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC   For video, click HERE “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave it.” When Ernest Hemingway’s Robert Jordan, at the close For Whom the Bell Tolls lies wounded, waiting for his last fight, these are among

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