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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

To take liberties and forget others' approval. To indulge all those who don't know this. Simply, to put things into perspective. Many annoyances lose their weight in front of the fact that our stay on earth has an expiry date.

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 07.13.2016 | 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...