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Book Review: “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

Albom’s touching tribute exemplifies life’s priorities, and what it means to be human

Do you ever dream of going back to school? As someone who loves learning, I am dreading my approaching college graduation. But one of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my life is that we never really stop … Continue reading

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“My life is an open book. But it is very poorly written and I die in the end.”

-Anonymous
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“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”

- P. J. O'Rourke
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Does “Sick Lit” Romanticize Dying for Teens?

The young adult genre deals with sensitive issues like death, illness, and suicide.

“Sick lit”, a sub-genre of literature that features characters who are struggling with physical or mental illness, or coping with issues like suicide or self-mutilation, or loss, has created a bit of a buzz in the media lately. The novels … Continue reading

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A True Story: Our Year Long Journey Preparing for Loss

Matt's wife was pregnant and dying of cancer.

In 2003, author and actor Matt Croke’s wife Lisa saw her mother diagnosed with cancer. In 2005, shortly after the birth of Matt and Lisa’s second daughter, Lisa discovered the lump on her own breast. Though doctors at first thought … Continue reading

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