Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Life after Caregiving: AfterTalk Inspirational 3.7.19

I was a caregiver for my wife. She had symptoms shortly before we were married and she was diagnosed after 2 years of marriage with MS. We were married for 50 years and she was progressive for the last 25 or so. The last several years were very intensive care at home. I did have

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Black History Month Grief Poem

[Editor’s Note: in honor of Black History Month, AfterTalk will be devoting  AfterTalk Inspirationals to grieving in the African-American community] A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon – Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks The murder of Emmett Till in 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers and public viewings of

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African-Americans and Grief

A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son,

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Managing Grief While in College

Editor’s Note: Affordable Colleges Online has created an outstanding guide for students who have lost a loved one while attending college. The introduction is below along with excerpts, followed by a link to the entire site and some excellent links to other resources. LL Managing Grief While in College: A Guide to Navigating One of

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Epitaph for a Dog

Editor’s note: the world’s greatest dog died this month, at least in my estimation. Kane Lynn was a perfect dog in every way. He loved people and all other dogs, especially the four others he lived with during his 12 years with us. He was a rescue, We had just lost our beloved Golden named

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