Tag Archives: Death

Discussing Death Around the Globe

Coffee houses and conferences draw community who want to discuss death together

Mankind is raising its consciousness when it comes to death. Not only is the subject no longer taboo, it is the main topic of conversation at conferences and cafes around the globe. From Oxford, England’s Death Café, where visitors enjoy … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Shining Season” by William Buchanan

A cancer-stricken athlete makes the most of the time he has left

In “A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker,” William Buchanan tells the story of what appears to be an overwhelming defeat turned into a triumph that no one could have predicted. In 1969, there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm: Shawn Thornton Paints His Cancer

How an artist channeled a pineal gland tumor into stunning paintings

Philadelphia-based artist Shawn Thornton, now 40, suffered from a cancerous tumor of the pineal gland in his 20s.  Later, he channeled the pain of that experience into creating paintings that speak both to contemporary and yonder periods of art. The works … Continue reading

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“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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