Tag Archives: Death

“I think the hardest part of losing someone isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always try to fill the void, the emptiness that’s left inside your heart when they go.”

- Unknown
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How Can We Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

An interview with Helen Karr, an attorney who specializes in advocating for the elderly: Part Two

In the second portion of this two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks to Helen Karr, a former supervisor of beauty salons who now advocates for the elderly community. At age 65, Karr went back to school to become an attorney after hearing about … Continue reading

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Titus Kaphar and His Compelling Views of Death and Racism

A young black artist's work speaks to racial injustice in the United States

Titus Kaphar was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. He graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the Yale School of Art. He describes his artistic style as a combination of Classic and Renaissance. Kaphar works with many … Continue reading

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“Birth and death are mandatory in life. Everything in between is complicated.”

- Unknown
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“The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is Frightening But Also Very Philosophical

Damien Hirst's famous sculpture challenges us to contemplate death and its meaning

Damien Hirst is a world-renowned contemporary artist who specializes in creating works that shock the senses. His 1991 sculpture titled “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is perhaps the best example of his shocking brand … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr’s “The Deep” Challenges Stereotypes Surrounding Terminal Illness

Doerr’s award winning short story emphasizes the importance of embracing all that life has to offer

While finishing up a contemporary short story class this semester, I came across a piece of fiction that has since nestled itself deeply into my consciousness. The story, which I found in Ben Marcus’s book “New American Stories,” is by American … Continue reading

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