The first public figure to speak to the American People about Pearl Harbor was not President Roosevelt, but his wife, First Lady Eleanor during her weekly radio broadcast. In her remarks she let the nation in on what was going on in Washington at that moment—and spoke specifically to the women of America, who might
Inspirational grief quotes for those coping with the loss of a loved one.
[Carrying On Editor’s Note: I usually prefer longer quotes, poems, etc. for AfterTalk Inspirational Weeklies, but this one resonated for me as something that everyone who has experienced a profound loss would understand.] Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were
FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes
Katie Couric on Death and Dishonesty KATIE COURIC: In six hours my life went from complete contentment to complete chaos. And that period of hearing, refusing to accept, accepting, you know, preparing, you know the grief started there. Katie Couric has lived in the public eye since 1991, when she began co-hosting the Today Show
Mysterious Moments–Narratives and Grief Several years ago, I heard a grief story that, like a song repeating in my mind, refused to leave my thoughts or feelings. It occurred when I was visiting a friend’s elderly mother in her assisted-living apartment. On the wall close to her recliner was a portrait of her adorable eighteen-month-old