Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

by Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of

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To My Father’s Murderer: AfterTalk Inspirational 4.11.19

Open letter to my father’s murderer: It is difficult to dedicate words to someone to has caused so much grief. Each sentence represents tears and chest pains so strong that leave me breathless. This is why I want you to read this slowly and consciously, because in it, I express the soul ache and pour

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Would you participate in an online study about how writing letters to the deceased impacts grief…?

If you are 18 years or older and have experienced a loss no more than 2 years ago, you are invited to take part in a study conducted via The University of Memphis that explores the role writing plays in the process of adapting to bereavement. This study examines alternative forms of writing in order

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