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
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.”
Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief From the Washington Post, May 2015 Perhaps more than any other American politician, we have a sense of how Joe Biden processes grief. The vice president, who is mourning the loss of his 46-year-old son, Beau, today, has lived through unimaginable tragedy. His first wife and 13-month-old-daughter, Naomi, died in
[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
Every Day is a Sick Day by Fran Gerstein When your child dies every day is a sick day. An invisible wound resonates from middle of your body, radiating emptiness to your extremities. People around you are unaware of its presence. But you feel it while laughing or despairing. It is part of you now.