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My Mother's Death Taught Me How To Live

Katy Butler | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Katy Butler

Why don't we die the way we say we want to die? Because we say we want good deaths but act as if we won't die at all. Because lifesaving technologies have erased the line between saving a life and prolonging a dying.

What They Pass On, From Our Mothers

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Alexandra Rosas

My mother's life had been one far beyond anything I could ever hope to cover here, and she has remained a woman that to her last day, was intriguing and unpredictable.

5 Things I Learned From Helping My Dad Die

Noah Michelson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Noah Michelson

In honor of my dad, Robert Michelson, one of the most incredible men who ever spent a little time on this planet -- and in honor of the pain and grief and wonder conjured by death -- I am sharing five things that I learned while helping him die.

5 Reasons I Won't Die The Way My Mother Did

Next Avenue | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Erica Manfred After witnessing her mother's decline, a daughter pledges to do it differently When a parent dies, ...

What My Dad's Handwriting Taught Me About Love

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In Dad's stately block printing K was declarative -- shorthand for the unsolved mystery of why he preferred to be called Harold instead of Ken. And then one day K dissolved on the page as he tried to sign his tax return.