Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Funeral and Burial Practices in Liberia

Even during the Ebola outbreak, Liberians insisted on proper burials for their loved ones

Honoring loved ones who have died is very important for the Liberian people. Though there are many regions in Liberia that have differing customs, there are certain beliefs and practices that are employed by many Liberians across the West African … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Bucket List”

The comedic buddy film challenges us to think about terminal illness and life itself

“The Bucket List” is not only a comedic buddy movie, but also a unique and thought-provoking look at terminal illness. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson share the screen as the film’s protagonists, Carter Chambers and Edward Cole. The two characters’ … Continue reading

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Do You Realize??” Asks Us To Think About What’s Important

The Flaming Lips want us to wonder, "What's really important in life?"

The Flaming Lips’ heartfelt song “Do You Realize??” is also, perhaps, their most well-known. With nearly 4,000,000 views on YouTube, “Do You Realize??” asks us to think about life and how short it can be. It also urges us to … Continue reading

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“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.”

- D.H. Lawrence
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U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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