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Remembrance

Beloved Dad's Memory Lives On Through Special Message In A Bottle From His Family

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News

This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stan...

Original Ending of Disney's Aladdin Reveals the Wedding Gift That the Genie Wanted to Give Aladdin and Jasmine

Jim Hill | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams, there never would have been a Disney's Aladdin. Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic.

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

The Flags of Our Fathers

Larry Ross | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Larry Ross

For my dad, a soldier of Christ, the Cross was his Statue of Liberty, with power to set the captives free, and the day we said goodbye was his Independence Day for eternity.

A Fatherless Father's Day

Michelle Hanson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Michelle Hanson

I have passed the rows of Father's Day cards when shopping for weeks now. It's like a knife to my heart every time.

Memorial Day in Corregidor

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Melissa DeCastro

With Memorial Day on the calendar's horizon, it seems fitting to discuss an island which was critical to the allies in the East during World War II. Corregidor is a historic treasure of the Philippines.

Ideas for Ways to Remember Dead Relatives at Your Wedding Without Totally Creeping Out Your Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There are lots of other ways to acknowledge those who aren't with you on your wedding day without dressing out a whole team at your ceremony. First, there is a right way to do it, and then there is a wrong way to do it.

A Tree Grows in Mumbai

Padmini Parthasarathy | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Padmini Parthasarathy

I was raised an American Hindu who feels more nostalgia for December pine in New York than October sulfur in Mumbai. I didn't think I would see a Christmas tree this year. And this one was startlingly alive, outside, swaying between private mourning and public celebration.

Newtown Tragedy: The Bell Not Tolled

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

On October 25, 2013, that demolition began, with one headline announcing, "No trace of Sandy Hook Elementary will be left." There is very little trace of Nancy Lanza left in coverage a year later.

Thank You, Nelson Mandela

Sue Pleming | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Sue Pleming

Growing up in South Africa in the 1970s and '80s, images of Mandela were banned and the apartheid government made it illegal to publish any of his words. The few pictures I did see were grainy or a censor's black bar was pasted across Mandela's face. He was a man of mystery.

Providing Care to Bereaved Parents During Infant and Child Death Awareness Month

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Rev. Sue Wintz

We all have the opportunity during October and November to provide much-needed care to bereaved parents and family members. Being aware of the potential impact of "forever grief" is the first important step.

Due North: The Imprint of Our Mothers -- And Others in Our Lives September 29, 2013, Remembering My Mother

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Lazaroff

My mother was my due north, my compass in all things, my greatest cheerleader, my partner in mischief, the champion of my dreams, knowing when to advise and when to remain silent. She gave me permission to soar and was the proverbial "wind beneath my wings."

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

Cyberbullies and Grief

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

RIP trolls claim that they are mocking "grief tourism," which they define as saccharine outpourings of grief. Yet to those who experience this kind of trolling it inspires disgust and deep sadness.

The Questions I Wish I Had Asked

Rabbi Richard A. Block | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Richard A. Block

As the high holy days approach, so early this year, memories of those I have loved and lost coming flooding to mind.

The Date On My Calendar I Couldn't Ignore

Katelyn Mullen | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Katelyn Mullen

It arrives every year, like clockwork. It's the type of day you know all of the people that care about you remember, but you also hope they will forget. There is the idea of going about your business like it's any old day of the year, but that is utterly impossible.

For Those Who Gave All

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Make this Memorial Day weekend meaningful and positive. Take a moment to remember the fallen and celebrate those who still serve. For Those Who Gave All.

Playing For Real: Legendary Philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of the great philanthropists of our time passed away recently. During Kathryn's long, vital life, she gave millions to promote education, scientific research, and peace. She was my role model and friend, and I miss her already.

Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

One aim of meditation is to develop inner strength through attention to practice. Practice is to observe and to take the opportunity to transform knowledge into an experience that helps us in our daily life.

With a Mentor, Magic Is Truly Possible

Steven W. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Steven W. Barnes

Cesareo Pelaez was a psychology professor at Salem State College (now Salem State University). I met him in the 1980s when I was a psychology major at Salem State. Placed seemingly randomly under the wing of such a unique individual, my life was and remains forever changed.

Gordon Cosby: Teaching Us How to Live and How to Die

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Never have I felt more prayers for me from anyone than I did from Gordon Cosby, especially in the closing years of his life

The Color Orange and My First Cousin Jesse: Rediscovering Family

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

The Last of the Mohicans was made in 1992, just after my mother (the next to the last of my Mohicans) succumbed to cancer. Very much in Chingachgook's moccasins, I am the last, now, of the Boleman-Herrings.

Celebrating Donna Day

Ashbey Riley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

I know your family misses you so much but I also know that they are so very proud of you. They literally beam with pride whenever they talk about you and while you will always be in their hearts, you are now in many of ours too.

The Tragedy Behind My 30th Reunion

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When someone you believe you know, and think well of, is at the center of the most horrible act you can imagine, the pieces don't come together. There is no making sense of an incomprehensible action.

Remembering A Friend Recently Lost To Cancer

Annie Stein | Posted 12.01.2012 | Style
Annie Stein

Let's get into the real story. It's not the way she fought, and it's not that she died. That's not the story at all.