Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Mourning the Loss of a Sibling Rival

Mourning the Loss of a Sibling Rival By Gina Demillo Wagner “When my brother Alan died suddenly at age 43, I received the usual condolences, plus a few unusual ones. One friend texted, “So glad this weight has been lifted from your shoulders.” Another simply hugged me and said, “I hope you finally have some

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A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.9.18

A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth by Melissa Fay Greene He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide swath of local boyhood fell in love with him, too, migrating to our house,

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Suicide: The Turning Point: An Inspirational Quote 8.2.18

[Editor: About The Turning Point: this post was a response to an earlier post about death by suicide. We thought the poem would be a great addition to our weekly Inspirational Quotes.  Rosemarie Wilder asked the following: “…and please mention New Hope for Kids. This organization helps children in grief and grants wishes to children

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So Long Marianne

So Long Marianne Leonard Cohen penned a poignant final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen, a longtime friend of hers revealed on Canadian radio. Ihlen, whom Cohen wrote about in So Long, Marianne and Bird on a Wire, died in Norway on 29 July 2016, aged 81. Cohen passed a almost three months later. Cohen met her

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