Author Archives: Debra L. Stang (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

When is following orders without question valiant?

When people seek poems about soldiers valiantly facing death, they often turn to “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It’s little wonder. The poet was so moved when he received news of the battle that inspired … Continue reading

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“I don’t want to die without any scars.”

- Chuck Palahniuk
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“Time of Your Life” Reflects on the Importance of Memories

Punk group performs soulful song

The song “Time of Your Life,” is also titled “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).” Written and recorded by the punk rock band Green Day, it was released in 1997. All three members of the band, including Billie Joe Armstrong, … Continue reading

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American Fallen Soldiers Helps Brings Loved Ones Home Again

How an artist put a project in motion to help the family of a fallen friend

In July, 2006, artist Phil Taylor received some devastating information. His best friend, Blake, who was fighting in the war on terror, had been killed. Stunned and not knowing what to say to Blake’s family, Phil attended the memorial service. … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Serving an Informal Display of Visitation Snacks

Break the ice by gathering guests around a table laden with healthy foods

Our Tip of the Month Many people hold a visitation or small get together either before or after a memorial service for a loved one who has died. If you’re planning this type of event, you may want to think … Continue reading

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“The annoying thing about being an atheist is that you’ll never have the satisfaction of saying to believers: ‘I told you so’.”

- Mark Steel
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