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Memento Mori

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the Bishop's Ranch, a bucolic spot deep in California wine country and I had intended to take a brisk solo hike in the woods. But the old valley oak, its deadness, stopped me in my tracks.

Mortality Now: Top 5 Reminders of Death for Aging Baby Boomers

Gary Laderman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Memento Mori. Remember, you will die. Not a pleasant thought, yet one that has universal application because it is an unavoidable truth. The vanity of...

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

This Video Uses Legos To Remind Us Of Our Own Mortality

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Thinking about the inevitability of death isn't an easy or comfortable thing to do, but this stop-motion, Lego-based video manages to make us smile in...

A Very Strange Way To Honor The Dead

Posted 01.31.2013 | Arts

Of all the shocking images available online, we were surprised to discover one of the strangest and most unsettling phenomena dates back to Victorian ...

A Changed Landscape After Sandy

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Landscape is an important part of our daily lives. We take it for granted that it will remain a constant until a disaster comes and sweeps away the familiar. The more you assume that landscape is a constant, the more disorienting it is when it suddenly and calamitously changes.

Carolyn Castano's Bedazzled Narco-Wars

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Carolyn Castano explores the narratives of the narco-wars in Latin America, highlighting the female roles in a male-dominated world of violence, polit...