Category Archives: Death of a Hero

Martin Luther King Day AfterTalk Inspirational 1:15.18

What Martin Luther King’s Daughter Has to Say About Grief by Lynda Cheldelin Fell She was just 5-years-old when her famous daddy, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Thanks in part to the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the young Bernice King on her mother’s lap, most are familiar with that story. Yet a recent New York Times  article about

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Get Busy Living: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.2.17

I was sitting in the office of New York City’s preeminent gynecological oncological surgeons when he brought up a quotation that had been mentioned to him, one he shares with both cancer survivors and the survivors of a cancer death: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice–get busy living or get busy dying.”

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Condolence letters of Presidents-FDR and The Sullivans

One of the saddest family stories of WWII was the death of the five Sullivan brothers from the USS Juneau in 1942. Below is a their story in brief, and President Roosevelt’s letter to their mother. The Sullivans enlisted in the US Navy on January 3, 1942, with the stipulation that they serve together. The

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Condolence Letter and Presidents: AfterTalk Inspirational 3.30.17

Condolence Letters and Presidents A few weeks ago I published in this column a condolence letter from President Lincoln to a young woman on the occasion of her father’s passing. Readers appreciated it, so I set out to find another with the help of my trusty friend, Google. I settled on something a bit different.

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Inspirational Quote: 7.21.16 Baton Rouge Speaks

One of the Baton Rouge police officers killed Sunday wrote on Facebook just days ago how recent tensions with the community left him “tired physically and emotionally.” “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if the city loves me,” Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, a 10-year veteran of the force, wrote July

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